NIGERIA NEED TO RETURN TO 1960 CONSTITUTION FOR PEACE TO REIGN SAYS PA AYO ADEBANJO.
Pa Ayo Adebanjo, on Thursday, said that their will be no real peace in Nigeria until it returns to 1960 constitution. He also renewed calls for restructuring and federalism as critical factors for the nation to be peaceful.
He particularly tackled President Muhammadu Buhari and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu for paying lip service to calls for restructuring in a bid to satisfy their selfish interests.
He held that a return to the 1960 constitution and consideration of the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference would help in the desired restructuring of the country and its return to federalism.
He speaks about it on a television programme in Oyo State , Adebanjo said mischievous people who imposed a constitution on the country continued to oppose a return to federalism because the current system was in their favour.
He decried that Buhari’s decision to set aside the implementation of recommendations of the 2014 while also setting up another restructuring committee headed by Kaduna State governor, Mr Nasir el-Rufai, whose recommendations were yet to see the light of the day.
He rubbished notions that calls for restructuring were targeted at dividing the nation, noting that the restructuring sought was one where all regions are united as equal partners not one where a region was contributing little yet getting the bulk of resources of the country.