Constitutional amendment better than break-up, Adebanjo advises Nigerians

Nigeria cannot continue to operate under the 1999 Constitution, Afenifere leader Ayo Adebanjo says.

He added, however, that the country should not break up.

Adebanjo described the 1999 Constitution as fraudulent, calling for a new one, while reiterating that restructuring will solve all insecurity issues in the country.

He made the comments during a zoom event on Sunday.

Responding to questions from other participants, Adebanjo lamented that those who are supposed to be in position of arresting killer-herdsmen are the ones protecting them.

“I don’t want secession but I won’t stay in Nigeria under this constitution,” the Afenifere leader said.

“The governors have no powers over the police. The moment you have regional autonomy which we had done in the Western Region earlier, everything will fall in place.

“This constitution is a fraudulent constitution. The restructuring that I have been championing will attend to all the insecurity issues you are talking about,” Adebanjo said.

Note: Afenifere is socio-cultural organization for the Yoruba people of Nigeria.


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