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Adeboye, YCE seek new constitution, not amendment

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The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) World-wide, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has implored the Federal Government to stop shying away from the reality and yield to people’s demand for a brand new constitution devoid of controversial clauses as contained in the current one that would bring peaceful co-existence.

He further described the current constitution as faulty, unprogressive, sectional and oppressive.

Adeboye, who spoke yesterday, through the Assistant General Overseer (Admin. & Personnel), Pastor Johnson Odesola, during the end of the month thanksgiving service at the RCCG Headquarters (Throne of Grace) in Ebute-Metta, said the problems of this country had not gone beyond God’s mercy if the leaders were ready to be obedient to God and do what is right.

He decried the level of bloodshed in the country where some elements have no value for life, adding that restructuring with the attendant devolution of power would bring the country back to the path of glory.

IN the same vein, the Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), at the weekend, said the National Assembly had no right to foreclose a new constitution in a country of over 200 million people.

According to the YCE, in a normal democracy, those elected into office are servants of the people, adding that they do the bidding of people and not their own because they have no bidding.

The Senate had recently said it could not give Nigeria a brand new constitution as demanded by some people in the country, saying that the best it could do was to amend the existing one as it was currently doing.

The YCE, which spoke through its National Secretary, Dr. Kunle Olajide, at Efon-Alaaye in Efon Local Council of Ekiti State, said that though the National Assembly did not have the power to write a new constitution, however, added that they have a role to play because as flawed as it is, the 1999 Constitution recognised them.”

Olajide said that the amendment to the 1999 constitution would never end because those going about it have ulterior motives.