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The All Progressive Congress leaders from Southwest held the view that true federalism is the only way out for Nigeria amidst the menace facing the country.
The APC leaders who met at a meeting on Sunday in Lagos, opinionated that with true federalism, Nigeria will strengthen democracy at all level of government.
The meeting which was held to deliberate on issues bothering in the country.
The statement issued after the meeting said, “We hold to the view that true federalism where more power and resources are allocated to the states will be an essential part in strengthening society and improving democratic governance so that we beat the present challenges but also engender durable peace and security.
“True federalism and the reallocation of resources and authority that comes with it will empower the states to solve localized issues before they spread and transform into national ones”.
The APC leaders further said that with true federalism, the government at the grassroots level will ultimately develop as it is the closest to the people.
Also, the leaders pointed out that through true federalism, state police can be brought forth and strengthen security in the country.
“In addition to mitigating political competition for control of the national government, greater federalism will empower grassroots economic development and political reforms that will stand as bulwarks against the terrorism and criminality now experienced in too many parts of the nation.
“A hallmark of this enhanced federalism will be the establishment of state police forces”.