Makinde, Other Southwest Govs Meet Senators in Abuja, Discuss Constitution Review

Oyo state governor; Engr Seyi Makinde in the company of the other five (5) Southwestern governors on Tuesday evening met with Federal lawmakers from the region in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory to disscuss issues bordering on the review of the constitution.

The Ondo State Governor and Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, told Newsmen shortly after the meeting, which was attended by the Six Southwest Governors, Senators and House of Representative Members from the region, that the meeting covered a wide range of topics, including constitutional amendments.

He stated that the Governors and members of the National Assembly have agreed to show a united front on the constitutional modifications.

Governor Akeredolu also announced the formation of a committee to unify the perspectives of the zone’s governors and legislators.

He said: “The meeting, which had Governors, distinguished Senators and members of the House of Representatives, discussed so many areas of interest.

“But most importantly, the meeting today deliberated on constitutional amendments. And we have resolved that we would present a common position as regards amendments to the constitution.

“In order to achieve this, this meeting has set up a committee. The committee is made up of distinguished Senators led by the caucus chairman, House of Representatives members led by the Caucus chairman, and Attorneys of the Southwest states.

“The Committee is to harmonize our positions so that we can present it as and when necessary before the two houses and, at the end of the day, have the Constitutional amendment that has our serious input.”

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