South-west Govs Meet, Take Unanimous Position on Constitution Amendment



Ademola Babalola in Ibadan

Governors of the South-west geopolitical zone in the country met in Ibadan wednesday where they reached a consensus on their stance regarding amendments to the constitution.

The meeting attended by Governors Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo); Ayo Fayose (Ekiti); Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo); Rauf Aregbesola (Osun); Akinwunmi Ambode (Lagos) and Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Mrs Yetunde Onanuga, is coming on the heels of the recent dissemination of the amendments by the National Assembly to states Houses of Assembly.

About 21 issues considered by the governors were local government autonomy and joint allocation, immunity for legislature, inclusion of legislators in the council of states, power to override presidential assent on bills, power to de-register political parties, independent candidacy, electoral system, reduction…

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