He also commended leaders from different regions of the country on their patriotic support for the restructuring of the country. In a statement issued by his Media Office in Abuja, Atiku said the current agitations across the country were beyond ethnic and religious sentiments.
He explained that the agitation for secession would not have arisen if the country had shown sincere readiness to address the basic problems that nurtured the agitations by separatist forces.
Atiku said that political leaders should not be afraid to confront the challenge, as any attempt to ignore the agitations could make a bad situation more complicated.
The APC chieftain added that the current federal structure should be freely discussed by allowing the federating units towards finding practical solutions that would protect the rights and interests of all.