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RESTRUCTURING DEBATE: Oshiomhole causes chaos at NLC forum

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Ex-Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state on Wednesday in Abuja, caused chaos at the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) colloquium. When he alleged that those calling for restructuring of the country were people who lost elections in the 2015 elections.

The contentious issue of restructuring of Nigeria on Wednesday threw a colloquium organised and held in Abuja by the National Labour Congress (NLC) into a dramatic rowdy session.

The event went on peacefully until the former Edo State governor and erstwhile chairman of the NLC, Adams Oshiomhole, during his presentation at the gathering made a comment on restructuring that apparently stung his audience.

Oshiomhole had alleged that it was those who lost elections in 2015 that were behind the growing demand for the restructuring of the country.

Not allowing him to make further comment, the audience from different quarters of the event centre began to protest against the statement leading into commotion that lasted for several minutes before calmness was restored.

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar III, who spoke earlier, had regardless of the backlash that followed President Muhammadu Buhari’s Monday comment on non-negotiability of the unity of Nigeria, maintained that Nigeria’s unity is non-negotiable.

He however, called of the Federal Government to revisit the issues of revenue allocation and federal character to give room for true federalism.
The forum was put together to discuss the growing demand for the restructuring of Nigeria.
 

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