Nigerian Constitution Outdated, Cleric Says
Bishop Leonard Umunna, General Overseer of Bible Life Christian Church, has stated that one of the key issues against development in Nigeria is her outdated constitution.
The cleric stated this in an exclusive chat with journalists from the Independent.
According to Umunna, “Those who drafted the constitution in its original form may have something in mind, but the implementation has continued to be wrong. That constitution is no longer suitable for Nigeria of today.
“Unless that document is discarded and replaced with an entirely totally brand new document that is truly indigenous, we will continue to mark time.
“They should go for a new Nigeria. Nigeria is an amalgamation of many nations with diverse interests. It is not just about north and south. It is not a question of let the minority have their say and the majority have their way.”
He noted that bad leadership promotes promoting religious and ethnic sentiments.
“To move Nigeria forward the document must be discarded in its entirety. We must throw everything away. Let us go back to what was in place that helped our education and other areas of our life before the arrival of the colonial masters,” he said.
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