Okowa Asks Reps To Consider Rewriting Constitution

Okowa Asks Reps To Consider Rewriting Constitution
Ifeanyi Okowa

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has urged the house of representatives to “add a clause” that will make it possible to rewrite the constitution.

The governor stated this on Thursday when Idris Wase, deputy speaker of the house of representatives, and other members of the committee on constitution review, visited him at the government house in Asaba.

Speaking during the visit, Okowa pointed out that since there is no provision to rewrite the constitution, a clause should be added during the review process.

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“Is it possible to have a brand new constitution when there is one existing? As the constitution is at the moment, there is no provision to allow that,” he said.

“But I believe that if we have a deep thought and look at section 9 of the constitution, it will be possible to add a clause and when that clause must have been approved and has become law, it will now be possible under such a condition for the national assembly to rewrite an entire constitution which will come into effect after all the processes have been done.”