Nigeria has failed in democracy, constitutionalism –Ezekwesili
Adelani Adepegba, AbujaA former Allied Congress Party of Nigeria presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili, has re-echoed the urgent need for the restructuring of the country, stressing that every geo-political region dislike the way the nation is presently constituted.
The former education minister said Nigeria had failed in the practice of democracy, federalism and constitutionalism, noting that restructuring was the only way to save the nation.[READ ALSO]Speaking at the ‘Restructuring Summit’ organised by the Restructuring Actualisation Movement in Abuja on Thursday, Ezekwesili, a member of the National Consultative Front, called for a people-oriented constitution, arguing that the 1999 Constitution was not serving the people.
She said, “Nigeria has engaged in a failed practice of democracy, federalism as well as constitutionalism.“Nigeria has become an orphan country since infancy. Whereas some people would always quote Chief Obafemi Awolowo, who said Nigeria is a mere geographical reality, the truth is that every region of this country has shown in one way or the other that they have absolutely no interest in Nigeria as constructed. headtopics.com
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Also speaking at the forum, a member of the Governing Board, Obafemi Awolowo Leadership Award, Prof. Anya O. Anya, noted that the nation could not attain development and growth under the current single digit economic rate.“History has shown that countries which attained fast-track development were able to do so when their growth rate broke through to double digits. This is so because economies that grow at a minimum of 7.5 per cent will usually transit to the point where the GDP per capita is doubled every decade,” he stated.
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Most of us have known this grim truth for long. Only doing something more than mere talk works. With no correlations No! Not Nigeria but some unreasonable privileged Nigerians have failed in democracy constitutionalism. Having the privilege to be a father, mother and parents - is for a purpose; the same for leadership.
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Who told you that na lie A big one and it takes grace to redeem it Ok, then the question is what are we still doing something that has failed? I agree with you ma, citizens who are benefiting from the loopholes in country's CONSTITUTION, do not want the constitution amended. Truth. For Sale Land measuring approximately 1470sqm, fenced and gated around water world, Oluyole estate, Ibadan. ASKING PRICE: ₦37M
😁😆😁 she's taking again. Nigeria go Better 💯❤️ Fact Visible to the blinds True talk