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Current Constitution Devoid Of Principles Of Founding Fathers – Anyaoku



Current Constitution Devoid Of Principles Of Founding Fathers - Anyaoku

Former Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Mr. Emeka Anyaoku, has stated that the current constitution being practiced in the country is devoid of the principles of the founding fathers of Nigeria, News About Nigeria reports.

He said this on Saturday while speaking to newsmen in his country home, Obosi village in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

He further stated that the current constitution was a departure from the constitution that the nation’s founding fathers negotiated and agreed upon, adding that the country must return to the constitution, which makes provision for a pluralistic state like Nigeria.

“The constitution for a pluralistic state as Nigeria; we have to return to those principles of the constitution as earlier agreed by our founding fathers.

“Until we do that, I am afraid that we cannot effectively deal with the challenges facing the nation.” He stated.

He further noted that Nigeria’s current constitution would not adequately address the nation’s economic predicaments and other myriad challenges unless something was done quickly.

According to him, the various challenges being faced in the country today, including poverty, insecurity, and dilapidated infrastructure, among others, were serious challenges, and he added that the constitution lacks the power to resolve them.

“I am on record for saying that these challenges cannot be effectively addressed under the constitution and governance system we have at the moment.

“We cannot effectively address these challenges that have assumed nationwide dimension, especially insecurity which has pervaded the Northern part of the country and other communities.” Anyaoku added.