Yoruba leaders plan one voice on constitution review

Akeredolu (holding the microphone) and Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu (second left) with some of the legislators … on Tuesday
Southwest Governors on Tuesday evening met with Senators and House of Representatives members from the zone in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
The meeting was well attended by all the six Southwest Governors and the National Assembly members from the zone.
Ondo State Governor and Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, who briefed reporters shortly after the closed-door meeting, said they discussed many areas of interest, particularly, constitutional amendments.
He said the Governors and the National Assembly members agreed to present a common position as regards the constitutional amendments.
Governor Akeredolu also disclosed that a committee has been set up to harmonize the positions of the Governors and lawmakers from the zone.
He said: “The meeting today deliberated on constitutional amendments. And we have resolved that we would present a common position as regards amendments to the constitution.
“In order to achieve this, this meeting has set up a committee. The committee is made up of distinguished Senators led by the caucus chairman, House of Representatives members led by the Caucus chairman, and Attorneys of the Southwest states.
“The Committee is to harmonize our positions so that we can present it as and when necessary before the two houses and, at the end of the day, have the Constitutional amendment that has our serious input.”

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