Ngige Commends Obi as Anambra Votes for State Creation and Rotational Presidency

 [ Masterweb Reports ] - The Senator representing Anambra Central, Dr. Chris Ngige has commended Governor Obi for taking the South-East to a higher level and recalled that during his time as Governor, the South-East Governors Forum was not as strong and united as it was today under the leadership of Governor Obi. He said this at the meeting on Constitutional review at the Women Development Centre, Awka.

 

At the meeting, Stakeholders in Anambra State have agreed on aspects of the constitution to be amended. The Stakeholders agreed that more States, which at all times should be equal among the regions, should be created to redress the present imbalance in the six geo-political zones while the geo-political zones should be included in the constitution for administrative purposes.They also agreed indigeneship and residence status should be incorporated in the Constitution to enable people who have lived in a particular place for a long time to enjoy rights and privileges of the area including right to contest election.

 

The Stakeholders equally agreed that office of the President should rotate among the six political zones while the office of the Governor should rotate among the three senatorial zones.

 

They took their decisions through voice vote. The Stakeholders also constituted delegates to represent the State at the zonal stakeholders meeting on constitution review holding in Enugu on Thursday this week, selected from all interest groups in the State.

 

In his speech, Governor Obi said the meeting was for the State to take common stand on the issues of constitutional review and expressed satisfaction that the stakeholders agreed on issues raised.He explained that well tailored constitution anchored on equity, fairness and justice was fundamental in protecting the future of the country.

 

 

*Photo Caption - Dr. Chris Ngige

 
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