Constitution review is same jamboree since 2007, it won’t work – Afenifere

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A pan Yoruba Socio-political association, Afenifere, has said that the myraids of challenges bedevilling Nigeria cannot be solved by the Senate’s move to review the constitution.

This was disclosed on Thursday by the group as it also described the constitution review as an exercise in futility.

The Afenifere group through its General Secretary, Sola Ebiseni, Afenifere noted that it decided not to submit a memorandum at the public hearing because the session of the two arms of the National Assembly, since 2007, had embarked on the same jamboree of constitutional amendment spending public funds on public hearings, without any result.

He pointed out that Afenifere still stand on its belief that restructuring of the country and true federalism as the real solution to the country’s challenges.
Ebiseni also emphasized that the National Assembly must eqaully discuss the process of restructuring.

 He added the “we cannot claim to be in a democracy and be governed by a constitution that does not emanate by the people. Amendment will not cure the anomalies. You cannot put something on nothing and expect it to stand.”

The General Secretary of the group maintained that the exercise called for questioning following the condemnation of the declarations of the Southern Governors in support of restructuring by both the Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives while the Committees.

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