Kebbi state governor, Atiku Bagudu, has declared the current Nigeria’s 1999 constitution as amended as a document that needs to be changed into a better one, considering the manners it came into operational in the country
The governor, who doubles as chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)said the APC is aware that there are fundamental challenges to be addressed, adding that it will not shy away from acknowledging them and providing transparent leadership.
The PGF chairman who spoke at a public presentation of a book, “APC’s litmus test,” published by the Director General of PGF, Salihu Moh. Lukman, at the weekend in Abuja however expressed his satisfaction with the achievements so far recorded by the President Muhammadu Buhari led APC government
Bagudu said: “The party is not shy to acknowledge that our constitution is not perfect and again under John Oyegun, the El-Rufai Committee on True Federalism was created to look at those issues that we should do better about. APC believe is let us ammend constitution because society is dynamic not because somebody has been wronged and cheated. If that is the basis for correction, then the agitation will never stop but if it’s based on let us make it better,
“I believe the proposal which have been submitted to the National Assembly will help to produce amended Constitution that will meet most of the aspirations.
“It will be a mockery of our political history to allow any narrative in the public space, which suggest that comparative to previous administrations since 1999, APC controlled administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari has failed. Like President Muhammadu Buhari himself has acknowledged, there are no doubt challenges facing the country, but no administration since 1999 has succeeded in completing projects, whether initiated by previous or current governments.