Constitution Review a Waste of Time -Olabode George

The Former National Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George has said the ongoing constitution review by the Nation Assembly is a waste of time and resources of the nation which may not achieve any tangible results.

The PDP chieftain stated this while speaking on a radio Programme, “Ijoba Alagbada” on a local private Radio Diamond FM 88.7
He said rather than the review, the Federal government should revisit the 2014 report of the Constitutional Conference which he described as the most appropriate to address the issue of restructuring of the country.

Chief George noted that the present clamouring across the country follows the disenchantment by the people that are not satisfied with the feedback they are getting from the centre. He advised the government to delegate the power at the Center to the federating units so that people at the grassroots can feel more governmental impact.

He emphasized that if this is done, it will make the various ethnic groups in the country have necessary feedbacks from the centre and have a sense of belonging.

The former Chairman further noted that the ongoing constitution review which the National Assembly has embarked on is a waste of time and cannot achieve anything beneficial to the people and the country at large.

George who also responded to comments on agitations for breakup by some groups in the country, stated that “People are agitating for freedom because the present 1999 Nigeria Constitution cannot allow the various minority tribes to thrive in the country. It was as a result of fear of the minority tribes that the Military government led by Yakubu Gowon created states. But now, every section of the country is educated and they want to have a say in the affairs of the country, so there is the need to review how they are being governed.

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