Former People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) National Deputy Chairman, Chief Bode George, has advised the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led federal government to apply the principle of Devolution of Power to the States instead of wasting time on constitutional review. ayokinews.com reports
Cheif Bode George made this known while speaking on a radio program named “Ijoba Alagbada” which was aired by Diamond FM 88.7, Ilorin on Sunday 20th June 2021.
Chief Bode stated; “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”.
Speaking on the agitation of setting up a new constitution, he said; “I thank God that I participated in the Confab which is the first time that diverse people of the country would sit under the Chairmanship of Justice Idris Kutugi, now late who is very patient and wise.
“The three-volume report was submitted to the government and it contains everything needed for the restructuring of the country. We don’t need to look elsewhere other than to implement the report.
“The report was submitted to President Jonathan which he handed over to the present regime of President Buhari. There is no need for another constitution review Committee.
“It is a waste of time and resources, let us bring out the report of the 2014 Confab and start its implementation”.