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South-West Govs, Senators, Reps meet, agree over constitution review



South-West Govs, Senators, Reps meet, agree over constitution review

South-West Governors, Senators and House of Representatives’ members have agreed to present a collective standpoint for constitution review of the country.

They also established a committee to coordinate the standpoint of the Governors and lawmakers from the region regarding the constitution review.

The agreement was reached after their Tuesday evening meeting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

The meeting was attended by the six South-West Governors and the National Assembly members from the region.

Governor of Ondo State and Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, who briefed journalists shortly after the closed door meeting, stated that the meeting deliberated on several areas of interest, especially, constitutional amendments.

Akeredolu said, “The meeting, which had Governors, distinguished Senators and members of the House of Representatives, discussed so many areas of interest.

“But most importantly, 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 harmonise 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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