Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress has once again called for the scrapping of the 1999 constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria and according to him the document does not speak to the current circumstances of the Nigerian people.
In an interview with Superscreen in Lagos, Sowore accused the military of sidelining the Nigerian people when they put together the fundamental governing law:
“The 1999 constitution was put together by the military and they fraudulently claimed that we the people. We did not also pass the constitution through a referendum.”
When asked what he wants done to the constitution when he becomes the president, Sowore said “It should be scrapped. The Nigeria constitution now as it stands is redefining the Nigerian people as it likes. Most Nigerians don’t even know the content of the constitution because they weren’t part of it.”
“Had the South Africans had continued with the apartheid constitution, South Africa will not be a place to stay. I’m not saying everything is perfect with there anyways but the first thing they did was to put together a new constitution to speak to their circumstance.