Date: February 28, 2021, 08:18:22 PM
Restructuring: Jonathan disagrees with Nwodo, Adebanjo, Jega: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
“We cannot restructure in isolation without tackling the challenges that polarise our nation. These include nepotism, ethnic and religious differences as well as lack of patriotism. The issues of tribe and religion have continued to limit our unity and progress as a nation.”
Disagreeing with the former president at the Dialouge, with the theme, ‘’Restructuring: Why? When? How?’’, Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, said restructuring was the only way the country could get out of its present quagmire.He said the 1999 constitution was fraudulent and did not articulate the collective will of the people, having been imposed on the nation by the military, stressing that the country must return to the 1960 Independence Constitution when the regions had autonomy.He said: “My view is that 1960 and 1963 constitutions gave us more freedom and autonomy which we are all agitating for. Why we are emphasizing restructuring now? Because the 1999 constitution is fraudulent; it does not represent the choice of the people.