Provision of Current Constitution Has No Fairness, Justice, Can’t Solve Nigeria’s Problem — Bode George

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart Chief Bode George has emphasized that Nigeria’s current constitution fails to address the nation’s challenges.

George highlighted that the constitution’s provisions lack coherence, emphasizing a glaring absence of fairness and justice.

Speaking on Channels TV’s Politics Today, George underscored the persistence of insecurity in the country, attributing it to the insufficient number of Nigeria Police personnel to ensure the safety of citizens and their property.

He said, “There is no way the system of governance with this constitution we are running can resolve the problems of this nation. Take the security part of it. What is the total population of police? How can they effectively manage communities? It’s impossible. They need to revisit the constitution and approach the seriousness of having to establish state police in each state. That will complement the national police.

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“The local police would be able to manage every community. They can speak their language. They know their culture, norms, and values. So you can guarantee the security of the lives and property of those people.

“The constitution is the major drawback. Imagine Lagos State, the largest population in the country, has only 20 local governments. Ogun, which cannot be compared with Lagos’s population, also has 20 local governments. Is that justifiable?

“And Kano which is the second largest state in population has 44 local governments. Jigawa State, which was carved from Kano, has 26 local governments. And every month they draw money from the federal account. Where is justice and fairness?”