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Things not working because Nigeria copied American constitution – Bode George


A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, on Tuesday, said things are not working in Nigeria because the country’s constitution is copied from the American constitution.

The PDP chieftain made the statement while featuring as a guest speaker at the Fifth Year Lecture organised by SWAAYA Limited, publishers of the Freedom online news platform.

The lecture was themed “2023-2027: Nigerians, elected leaders and expectations.”

Speaking during the event which took place at the Function Suite, Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos State, George noted that the Nigerian constitution “is military in setting” and needed to be reviewed.

He said, “Having served that long in the military, I can authoritatively confirm to you that the Nigerian constitution is absolutely military in setting. In the military, orders come from top to bottom.

“But in a democratic dispensation, powers come from the people to the top. But we have copied the American constitution, and that’s why things are not working. We must be deceiving ourselves if we think that this constitution will take us to the promised land.”

The PDP chieftain also backed the idea of state policing, noting that it would be a very effective way of securing the country.

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