Aare Ona-Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams has posited that peace will continue to elude Nigeria, if the “fraud” in the 1999 Constitution is not expunged forthwith, PoliticsNigeria reports.
Adams was speaking on Monday at a one-day ‘Retreat on Inclusive Security’ organized by the Global Peace Foundation in collaboration with Vision Africa in Abuja.
“This oligo-military constitution of 1999 that we are operating in Nigeria is not a product that emanated from Nigerians. We must rise to condemn it,” Adams said.
“We must unite to say that this Constitution should be trashed and Nigerians should be put together to write a new constitution.”
According to PoliticsNigeria, on his part, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President, Reverend Samson Ayokunle, who also participated in the retreat, charged the elites to sustain pressure on the politicians to ensure that the successes recorded in the country’s effort to fight insecurity were not botched.
Ayokunle, who was represented by the Deputy President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Archbishop John Praise, said: “There has to be justice and fairness, if peace is going to reign in the country.
“We need to keep putting pressure on government to let the security operatives live up to their responsibilities. They are making efforts, but they can do more.”