- The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has again called for Nigeria to be restructured
- The group is of the opinion that restructuring is the only way peaceful co-existence can be achieved
- The forum also declared that Nigeria operating under the present constitution cannot successfully hold another election
The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) has declared that Nigeria cannot successfully hold another election under the present constitution it operates with.
In a report by Nigerian Tribune, the forum restated that it is crucial for the country to be restructured back to federalism now for a peaceful co-existence.
The group made this known on Wednesday, November 18, in a statement jointly signed by Yinka Odumakin for southwest, Chief Guy Ikokwu (southeast), Senator Bassey Henshaw (south-south) and Dr. Isuwa Dogo (Middle-Belt).
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While recalling that Nigeria's founding fathers negotiated a federal constitution, the forum added it has been damaged over the years following military incursion.
They went on to note that federal principles had become a heritage for civilian politicians who do not want predictable progress for Nigeria.
SMBLF remarks are coming following the adjournment of the case of constitutional violation it filed against the federal government.
The case which seeks to put in the legal arena the worrying issues of constitutional violations was earlier adjourned by Justice Abang.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to review the report of Governor Nasir El-Rufai's committee established in 2017 on restructuring immediately.
The group who made the call after a meeting at the residence of its leader, Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, noted that the country would be saved from further social disaster.
In a communiqué signed by the group's leader, Durojaiye, and secretary, Bayo Aina, Afenifere went on to note that reviewing the report of the committee should be with a view to presenting it for legislation to move Nigeria forward.
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