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1999 Constitution Not Favouring Nigerians, Utomi’s NCF Calls For New Constitution

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The National Consultative Front (NCF), a new political group, has called for a new constitution, stating that the current constitution do not favour citizens of the nation.

The group made the call in a statement jointly signed and issued on Monday by Prof. Pat Utomi, a renowned economist and convener of the group and Ghali Na’Abba, a former speaker of the House of Representatives.

According to the statement, the nation needs a new constitution that will address “fundamental issues of referendum, self determination, principles of proportional representation of the people in government”.

“To consult with all sections of the country with a view to giving Nigerians a constitution that may work for our country to the benefit of all Nigerians. The consultations will include fundamental issues like referendum, self determination, principles of proportional representation of the people in government, etc. The current constitution cannot be said to be working in favor of Nigerians,” the statement read.

“To mobilize for the economic well-being and prosperity of all Nigerians by ensuring that Chapter 2 of the present Constitution i.e., fundamental objectives and directive principles of state policy becomes justiciable once and for all.

“We as victims and casualties of the misrule and rot in the country, must all note at all times that our victory, in this new national rescue and salvation journey, can only come through our unwavering solidarity and unity.”

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