Constitution Review: Akeredolu Calls for Scrapping of the Senate
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, on Tuesday, advocated the scrapping of the Senate with each zones having an equal number of four representatives at the National Assembly.
Akeredolu made this disclosure at the Akure Centre of the Southwest Zonal Public Hearing, organized by the House of Representatives Special Committee on Constitution Review.
The governor, represented by his Deputy, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, said that the country should consider dropping the current bicameral structure of the National Assembly and adopt a unicameral legislature.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Southwest Zonal Public Hearing, Akure Centre, Mr Peter Akpatason, said the event was important to have input of the people.
Akpatason, who is a deputy Leader in the house, said the constitution was made for the people and could not be done without adequate input from the society.
Also, Olubaka of Oka Akoko, Oba Yesufu Adeleye, called for specially designated roles for traditional institutions in the country’s constitution.
The public Hearing ends tomorrow with various groups and individuals submitting their positions