Constitution review: South-West govs, senators, reps meet, reach agreement

The governors, senators, and members of the House of Representatives from the South-West have agreed to provide a single perspective for the review of Nigeria’s constitution.
They also formed a committee to harmonize the positions of the zone’s governors and legislators.
The agreement was reached during their meeting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, on Tuesday evening.
The six governors of the South-West zone, as well as members of the National Assembly representing the zone, attended the meeting.

Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, the Governor of Ondo State and Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, told reporters shortly after the closed-door meeting that the conference covered a wide range of topics, including constitutional modifications.
“The meeting, which included Governors, outstanding Senators, and members of the House of Representatives, discussed a wide range of topics,” Akeredolu added.

“However, the meeting today focused mostly on constitutional modifications. And we’ve decided to show a united front on constitutional amendments.
“To that end, this meeting has established a committee. The committee consists of prominent Senators led by the caucus chairman, members of the House of Representatives led by the caucus chairman, and attorneys from the Southwest states.

“The Committee’s job is to bring our viewpoints closer together so that we can offer it to the two chambers as needed and, at the end of the day, have a Constitutional amendment with our serious input.”

 by olutayo olusanya

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