BY OLORUNFERANMI ODOFIN
The Chairman, Constitution review committee, and deputy senate president Senator Ovie Omoagege says Nigerian constitution shall be reviewed from time to time for a better society.
Senator Omoagege made this known in Akure at the zonal public hearing on the proposed alteration to the provision of the 1999 constitution.
He spoke through the senator representing Ondo North senatorial district, Ajayi Boroffice.
Senator Omoagege argued that the 1999 constitution had forced on the nation some military decrees and policies.
He gave an assurance that the Senate committee on constitution review would be committed to giving the hearing an unbiased treatment for a better Nigeria.
The speaker, Ondo state house of assembly, Right honorable Bamidele Oleyeloogun and Ekiti State Deputy speaker Right Honorable Akeem Jamiu maintained that the 1999 constitution was greatly influenced by military decrees thereby depriving the nation of true federalism.
Declaring the event open, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu welcomed the representatives from Ekiti and Osun to Ondo state for the hearing urging the Senate and the house of representatives to cast aside partisan politics in the exercise.
Governor Akeredolu who recommended the 1963 constitution where every region would have the power to develop advised the stakeholders to embrace sincerity throughout the exercise.
At the public hearing were, Senator Nicholas Tofowomo representing Ondo south and Senator Biodun Olujimi from Ekiti State