Current Constitution Cannot Address Challenges In The Country – Anyaoku

Former Secretary General of the Commonwealth Dr. Emeka Anyaoku

A former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Emeka Anyaoku, has stated that the current constitution and governance system in Nigeria cannot address the economic challenges facing the country.

The elder statesman shared his reservations while speaking with journalists at his country home in Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State on Saturday.

According to him, poverty, insecurity, and infrastructural breakdown, among others are some of the “serious challenges” in the country that the constitution has failed to tackle.

He condemned the insecurity in the Southeast and the assassination of some president-generals by hoodlums.

Anyaoku insisted that the current constitution was a departure from the constitution that the nation’s founding fathers negotiated and agreed.

According to him, “These challenges cannot be effectively addressed under the current constitution and governance system we have at the moment

“We cannot effectively address these challenges  the challenges are nationwide, insecurity is nationwide. There is greater insecurity in the northern parts of the country than in the southern parts.

“The constitution for a pluralistic state as Nigeria, we have to return to the principles of those, of the constitution agreed by our founding fathers.

“Until we do that, I am afraid that we can not effectively deal with the challenges that face the nation.”