Give urgency to constitution review, Obasanjo, Sultan, others urge FG

Give urgency to constitution review, Obasanjo, Sultan, others urge FG

The Committee for the Goodness of Nigeria has urged the Federal Government to give urgency to the review of the Constitution.

 

The Committee is led by former president Olusegun Obasanjo and also convened by ex-Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar (rtd); Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar and ersrtwhile Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan.

 

Speaking through the secretary, Ambassador Amhed Magaji, at the end of a two-day meeting, the Committee urged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to assent to the Electoral Bill which it described as effort to improve the electoral process in the country.

 

“We support all efforts to improve the quality of the electoral process and other processes for the emergence of quality leadership in Nigeria,” it said.

The meeting also called for a transparent process for both primary and general elections rather than an indirect “manipulative process.”

 

Constitutional amendments currently being considered should be concluded and implemented with the most minimum of delay. These amendments will have a major impact in terms of improving the atmosphere and context for the peaceful and credible conduct of the 2023 elections, and for peace, security, stability, equity, development, inclusive society, growth and progress,” it added.