These Fulani People Have No Problem With The Constitution, They Have A Problem Of Exclusion -According to Olisa

These Fulani People Have No Problem With The Constitution, They Have A Problem Of Exclusion -According to Olisa

SAN Olisa Agbakoba, a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association, has claimed that in order to address the grievances of the Fulani people, it is necessary to bring together the appropriate persons in order to comprehend their point of view. He emphasized that the Fulani people’s struggle is not with the Constitution per se, but rather with feeling left out. The author attributed the inception of the constitution to Abdulsalami, the enactor of Decree Number 24, noting that the people who possess Nigeria exhibit a feeling of alienation. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

The speaker identified the issues as the flawed process, lacking legitimacy, and the question of ownership. The core problem, he suggested, lies in excluding relevant groups during decision-making. He proposed that consulting these groups and obtaining their endorsement might alleviate the situation, emphasizing the importance of an inclusive and endorsed process rather than passing bills in Abuja through exclusive procedures by the President and other national stakeholders.

He said in an interview with Arise TV, ”You may find out when you gather the right people in the room. These Fulani people have no problem with the Constitution, they have a problem of exclusion. You remember that it was Abdulsalami who invoked decree number 24 that created this constitution. So Nigeria led by those who own it is saying we feel excluded. The problem is the process, the problem is the legitimacy, and the problem is ownership. The issue here is the exclusion of relevant groups. I’m sure when the relevant groups are consulted and they endorse the process, they might have a few things to say. But the problem is that you pass a bill in Abuja, sit in a caucus, and exclude everybody.” CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

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