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Stop amendment, Nigerians tired of military-imposed constitution – CNPP to NASS

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The Convention of Nigeria Political Events (CNPP) has urged the Nationwide Meeting to cease the continuing modification of the 1999 structure.

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The physique suggested the lawmakers to cease the declare that the individuals drafted the structure “whereas it was a doc imposed on Nigerians by a army junta”.

An announcement on Thursday by the group’s Secretary-Common, Willy Ezugwu, stated the feelers throughout the nation are that the doc is irredeemable and can’t be amended to fulfill residents’ aspirations.

Ezugwu instructed the legislature to align with the vast majority of Nigerians who favour a brand new structure, “reasonably than fruitless amendments that haven’t led to any significant nationwide development”.

He stated the doc is flawed past alteration and that the nation both must undertake the 1963 structure or draft a brand new one.

The scribe famous that to make the Nigerian structure a individuals’s legislation, it have to be subjected to a referendum.

Ezugwu recalled that Home Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila lately admitted that the 1999 structure is poor and has failed to deal with some important points.

“It has turn out to be virtually unanimous that Nigeria wants a workable doc, a greater structure that may meet the aspirations of the individuals.”

CNPP described the continuing adjustment modification course of as a jamboree, a money-making train and an effort in futility.

“The ugly actuality is that on the finish of the modification, the doc will now be on the mercy of our State Homes of Meeting for survival or not.

“Even when it survives and scales by way of legislative processes at no fewer than 24 State Assemblies, it is going to then die or survive on the presidential villa.

“If the cabals fail to favour the amendments, the President received’t signal as we now have seen very important payments handed by the Nationwide Meeting killed on the presidency”, Ezugwu lamented.

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