Constitution Review: Governor Akeredolu makes case for national dialogue

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has charged the Senate Committee on the Review of 1999 Constitution to address the minds and concerns of Nigeria as it begins Public Hearing.

Governor Akeredolu said the people are desirous of a national dialogue to chart a new course for the nation, adding that it is crucial for the continued existence of the country.

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He spoke on while receiving members of the Senate Committee led by the Deputy Senate majority leader and Senator representing Ondo North Senatorial district, Prof. Ajayi Borrofice.

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Other Members of the committee on the entourage include Senator Biodun Olujimi; Senator Nicholas Tofowomo; Senator Olubunmi Adetumbi and Senator Micheal Opeyemi Bamidele.

The Senators are in Ondo State to hold a public hearing on the review of the 1999 constitution (As Amended). The event is billed to hold at the International Centre for Culture and Event (DOME), Akure today by 9am.

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Governor Akeredolu lamented that the people are losing confidence because a number of issues have been allowed to fester for too long.

While reiterating his unwavering commitment to the unity of the nation, Governor Akeredolu noted that the issues of insecurity and true federalism have affected many things in the county, including the trust of the people.

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He said: “I kept making a case anytime I have the opportunity. My circumstance can not make me believe in secession. My wife is from the SouthEast. My Sons married from other regions outside Southwest.

“But strong points have been made. Everybody wants to see fairness, federalism. Those are the areas. Is this how to run a federal government? Is it an inclusive one? How do we have fair representation? People are worried.”

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