South-West governors meet, agree common position on constitution amendment

South-West governors meet, agree common position on constitution amendment

South West state governors have agreed to present a common position on the 21 issues to be amended in the ongoing review of the 1999 constitution.

The governors said their position will be sent to the state houses of assembly in the region, who are about to consider the draft copies of the amended 1999 constitution passed on to them by the National Assembly.

The governors in attendance at a meeting held in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, include Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo, Rauf Aregbesola of Osun, Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti, Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo, Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos and deputy governor, Yetunde Onanuga, of Ogun State.

Governor Fayose said the governors in the region agreed to unite on issues affecting Yoruba irrespective of their political differences.

He said “As you can see, all of us are one from Oduduwa, all of us being brothers we are presenting the same position on matters that are of common interest to all of us and we are doing it together.

“You are the one that did not ask the question, but if you are talking about specific issues, one of the issues or the issues that we tried to look at is the issue of, there are many things that we have endorsed, but it is so clear to us that there is move on the issue of amendment of the constitution.

“And as expected, I believe and we know what will be our interest.

“So, we want to send a common position, to our Houses of Assembly and other stakeholders who believe can come along with us on the issue that we have agreed on, that we believe that is of our common interest.”

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