2023: Without New Constitution, Nigeria’ll Continue To Recycle Failed Leaders – Afe Babalola
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Legal luminary and Founder of Afe Babalola University, Afe Babalola (SAN) has called on necessary stakeholders to ensure that a new truly federal constitution with provision for parliamentary government to replace the 1999 constitution must be in place before the 2023 general elections.
Babalola expressed that anything to the contrary would result in “recycling the same failed leaders that have brought Nigeria to where it is today”.
The legal luminary stated this in a goodwill message as the special guest of honour at the Fifth Ife Institute of Advanced Studies, Summer Institute Programme held on July 26.
He lamented that the 1999 constitution “allows Nigeria to be running the most expensive democracy in the world with government functionaries earning exorbitant salaries and allowances in a country riddled with unemployment, poverty, insurgencies, kidnapping, ferocious terrorist acts, killings, murder, robbery and widespread destruction of properties”.