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Constitutional amendment will amount to nothing-Governor Wike

By Ifunanya Obeme

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Rivers state governor, Nyensom Wike has said that the forthcoming constitutional amendment by the National Assembly will amount to nothing just like the previous exercises.

Governor Wike said that if the Executive and Legislative Arms of Government carry out their official responsibilities in line with the constitution, Nigeria would make tremendous progress. The Governor was speaking at a Special Banquet in Honour of the retiring President of Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt Division, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa at the Government House Port Harcourt.

He said, “Everytime, there is always a constitutional amendment, but at the end nothing comes our of it. Even the one just started will not yield anything different”.

“This country is having challenges because of the Executive and Legislative Arms of Government. If the Executive and Legislative Arms do what is right, the country would move forward.

“The National Assembly because of politics, fails to do what is right. When the Executive and Legislative Arms of Government commit errors, they pass the buck to the Judiciary.”

He made reference to the electoral act that recognised card reader, presented by the 8th National Assembly which President Muhammadu Buhari refused to give his approval.

Governor Wike maintained that the Judiciary is the least corrupt of the three Arms of Government, adding that the Judiciary has remained consistent in the interpretation of laws to the advantage of the country. He said that the nation’s democracy is still thriving because of the positive roles and influence of the Judiciary.


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