Participants at the public hearing in Enugu on the constitution amendment have called for a Nigerian constitution which guarantees justice, fairness and equity in running of the affairs of Nigeria.
Speakers who included state governor, speaker of the state house of assembly and political chieftains made the submission as part of present effort to give Nigeria a peoples constitution
Chairman of the house of representatives committee on constitution amendment, Toby Okechukwu said that the previous successful amendments to the constitution have improved the running of Nigeria’s democracy especially in the area of electoral reform and institution building
Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi said that the review of the Nigerian constitution should achieve the objective of a nation where justice, fairness and equity prevail. He said that he has declared his support for a constitution amendment and pledged the support of the government and people of Enugu state for a one – united Nigeria.
Other speakers at the event included the speaker of Enugu state house of assembly, Edward Ubosi who called for devolution of powers for the states and the creation of state police.
However, the speakers Anambra and Ebonyi states houses of assembly were absent at the event.