Amosun seeks equal powers by FG and states to resolve areas of conflicts

Amosun seeks equal powers by FG and states to resolve areas of conflicts

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state has advocated that federal and state governments should have equal constitutional powers to resolve  issues they disagreed upon.

Amosun, making the call in Abeokuta at the public hearing of the Presidential Electoral Reform Committee for the South West region in Abeokuta, said his administration had already forwarded its proposal for the amended 1999 constitution to the National Assembly constitutional review committee.

He listed some of the proposal as the separation of the offices of the attorney general and justice minister/commissioner, autonomy of the local government, the state police force, fiscal federalism, and the land administration system among others.

Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami, represented his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Saliu Issa said the presidential committee is saddled with the responsibility of reviewing 13 key references in electoral  matters directed by the Presidency.

Chairman of the presidential committee, Senator Ken Nnamani said the reform became imperative because of the disturbing trend of litigations after every election.

Nnamani expressed concern that  elections are now being won in court rooms, instead of polling units, while politicians now invest more money in winning cases in courts than the electoral process.


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