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Al-mustapha Rejects Constitution Amendment, Says Elites Are Nigeria's Problem by bolaayenimo: 3:08pm On Jun 06
Maj. Hamza Al Mustapha, Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the late military head of state, Gen. Sani Abacha, says the current effort to amend the 1999 Constitution might not work, as it is being done in a rush.

Al Mustapha said this when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday.

“Constitutional amendments are done to carry everybody along, but I can see a Constitutional amendment carrying a few elites in a hurry.

“Constitutional amendments should be given time and should not be seen carrying the opinions of a few elites abandoning the majority.

“Most Nigerians especially the downtrodden in rural communities are not even aware of what is going on, they don’t even have the money to travel to the urban centres for public hearing.

“At the end of the day, you end up listening to the views of a few elites in trying to amend the constitution,” he said.

Al Mustapha said the elites were the problem of the country.

“The elites are the problem of Nigeria, institutions are killed by the elites, they determine government direction, they are government contractors and top civil servants in the country are also part of the elites.

“So the problem of Nigeria revolves around the elites.


“The whole thing has nothing to do with the poor masses, even the issue of mutual suspicious among ethnic groups is being championed by the elites,” he saAl Mustapha said that the same elites who claimed that the 1999 Constitution was done in a rush were trying to amend the constitution in a rush.

“You say that the 1999 constitution was rejected because it was done in a rush and here you are doing amendment haphazardly.

“At the end of the day, you will still call for another Constitutional review because anything that is done outside reality, so long as it has to do with rights of man in governance is fake arrangement,” he said.

Al Mustapha said the best way to ensure a successful constitution amendment was to anchor the process around the Nigerian masses and not the elites.

” If you want to have an acceptable constitution for everybody in the country, then you require a detailed plan of action that will carry everybody along across the country.

“You don’t rush Constitutional amendment, you have to anchor everything around the masses and not the elites.
“Constitutional amendments also need time to be successful,” he said. (NAN)

https://thenationonlineng.net/why-constitutional-amendment-wont-work-hamza-al-mustapha/

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Re: Al-mustapha Rejects Constitution Amendment, Says Elites Are Nigeria's Problem by Mikecold: 3:13pm On Jun 06
Another Northern Jihadist Terrorist

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Re: Al-mustapha Rejects Constitution Amendment, Says Elites Are Nigeria's Problem by Officialgarri: 3:14pm On Jun 06
Al-mustapha, the most intelligent soldier in the history of Nigeria followed by general Sabo

I'll like to share a cup of tea with the Major someday.

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Re: Al-mustapha Rejects Constitution Amendment, Says Elites Are Nigeria's Problem by supportnija: 3:16pm On Jun 06
I disagree, power should be devoluted eg Power, education should be removed from exclusive list, state police to be created, road should be removed either, infact, let federal government take defence, foreign affairs, immigration and forget about the rest.

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Re: Al-mustapha Rejects Constitution Amendment, Says Elites Are Nigeria's Problem by System202: 3:55pm On Jun 06
Especially southern elites
Re: Al-mustapha Rejects Constitution Amendment, Says Elites Are Nigeria's Problem by StaffofOrayan(m): 3:58pm On Jun 06
An effort in futility

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Re: Al-mustapha Rejects Constitution Amendment, Says Elites Are Nigeria's Problem by obochima: 3:59pm On Jun 06
Nigeria's problems are we ourselves allowing bad leaders rule over us.

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Re: Al-mustapha Rejects Constitution Amendment, Says Elites Are Nigeria's Problem by Grace001: 4:00pm On Jun 06
The elites are the problem of Nigeria, institutions are killed by the elites, they determine government direction, they are government contractors and top civil servants in the country are also part of the elites

He made a sensible contribution

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Re: Al-mustapha Rejects Constitution Amendment, Says Elites Are Nigeria's Problem by JohnSin97: 4:00pm On Jun 06
Am I surprised? No
Re: Al-mustapha Rejects Constitution Amendment, Says Elites Are Nigeria's Problem by EdoAirline: 4:00pm On Jun 06
Let's look at it from this Perspective...

The old constitution is tiny fraction of the problem....

The Major problem is the politicians that don't follow what was written in the Constitution...

A new constitution will be no different....

And who says The new Constitution won't be tailored to their Taste....

Did anyone notice how Malami hurriedly cook up a new Law regarding Twitter and using VPN the other day......Na so the constitution sef go be

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Re: Al-mustapha Rejects Constitution Amendment, Says Elites Are Nigeria's Problem by SultanOfPuna: 4:00pm On Jun 06
WHERE


IS


OSIBANJO?

A LAWYER AND PASTOR KEEPING SILENT
LAS LAS PASTOR NA TITLE... Nonsense

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Re: Al-mustapha Rejects Constitution Amendment, Says Elites Are Nigeria's Problem by blazepascal(m): 4:00pm On Jun 06
grin
Re: Al-mustapha Rejects Constitution Amendment, Says Elites Are Nigeria's Problem by JooEeL(m): 4:00pm On Jun 06
All you, plus the constitution, all of you are bandits and useless...but will serve the North very well. Now you know the elites are the problem. But when its time for revolution, you twats will send your police and army to thwart us?

Please leave us alone. We are tired. We do not want to be with you. Leave us alone. Na by force? undecided

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Re: Al-mustapha Rejects Constitution Amendment, Says Elites Are Nigeria's Problem by blazepascal(m): 4:01pm On Jun 06
Issorite
Re: Al-mustapha Rejects Constitution Amendment, Says Elites Are Nigeria's Problem by Lexusgs430: 4:01pm On Jun 06
Very true.....
Re: Al-mustapha Rejects Constitution Amendment, Says Elites Are Nigeria's Problem by Coldshisha: 4:02pm On Jun 06
This one brain don melt for jail

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Re: Al-mustapha Rejects Constitution Amendment, Says Elites Are Nigeria's Problem by Weedhustler: 4:02pm On Jun 06
Thunder go kill dem all

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Re: Al-mustapha Rejects Constitution Amendment, Says Elites Are Nigeria's Problem by tosxen: 4:02pm On Jun 06
Oloriburuku somebody, almajiris Shakespeare, all they want is to continue milking the south without bringing something to the table.

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Re: Al-mustapha Rejects Constitution Amendment, Says Elites Are Nigeria's Problem by inoki247: 4:03pm On Jun 06
Let dem keep rejecting everything cos it keeps favouring dem.....
Re: Al-mustapha Rejects Constitution Amendment, Says Elites Are Nigeria's Problem by cardoctor(m): 4:03pm On Jun 06
G
Re: Al-mustapha Rejects Constitution Amendment, Says Elites Are Nigeria's Problem by Militant30: 4:03pm On Jun 06
Fooolani man

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Re: Al-mustapha Rejects Constitution Amendment, Says Elites Are Nigeria's Problem by sylve11: 4:04pm On Jun 06
Restructuring is the way forward. cool
Re: Al-mustapha Rejects Constitution Amendment, Says Elites Are Nigeria's Problem by tutudesz: 4:04pm On Jun 06
Nigeria biggest problem is the monthly allocation from FG, resource control will solve Nigeria problems

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