By Clifford Ndujihe
SECOND Republic Politician and a leader of the Southern and Middle-Belt Leaders Forum, SMBLF, Chief Guy Ikokwu, has faulted the Senate on its position that it does not have the power to give Nigerians a new grundnorm as demanded by the group.
Ikokwu, who lamented that the National Assembly has been on an unending constitution amendment exercises since 1999, said ”the 1999 Constitution is a fraud” and the Senate’s claim ”is part of their time-buying” plot ahead the 2023 general elections.
His words: ”They are just buying time. The 1999 Constitution is a fraud. They held zonal public hearings. More than 80 per cent of the people want fiscal federalism and restructuring. They can give us a new constitution this year before the 2023 elections. Any election based on the 1999 Constitution is a fraud on the people of Nigeria.”
Said Ikokwu, who is also an elder of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo: Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide is one of the four organizations making up…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper