Ekiti PDP guber candidate Eleka lends his voice to restructuring calls
The People’s Democratic Party PDP’s governorship aspirant in the July 14th election in Ekiti state Professor Kolapo Olusola Eleka says for Nigeria to work as a true nation, its leaders must give an ear to the calls for restructuring in various quarters.
Eleka who was speaking to selected journalists in an interview said power had been concentrated at the centre and this has left a vacuum in states and local government levels as such a lot of work is left undone in these two areas.
“I support those calling for devolution of powers from the centre to the states and local government. Come to think of it, even a man’s life needs to be restructured from time to time, how much that of a whole country. Where are we coming from? The current entity called Nigeria, how was it formed? These are questions we should ask ourselves. Was it formed on the basis of fairness?’ he questioned.
“Our administration would embark on what we call SHIELD, which is a continuity agenda that is designed to improve on what we have on ground, and make it better. S stands for security, sustainable man development and social welfare; H is for healthcare; I -stands for infrastructural and industrial development; E- stands for education and enterprise development, L-stands for leadership and governance and the last one, which is D has to do with development of agriculture and tourism.
“These summarize my vision for Ekiti and the people,” Eleka stated.