‘New constitution needed to have new Nigeria’

Published January 4, 2021
Peter Dada , Akure
The Deputy National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party and former Minister for Defence , Dr Olu Agunloye has called on all well -meaning Nigerians to embrace ‘another type of struggle ’ to terminate the prevalent struggles in Nigeria .
Agunloye said this in his New Year message made available to our correspondent in Akure , the Ondo State capital, on Sunday .
He said , “ This new struggle will be primarily to enshrine social justice through a new drive to restructure Nigeria and enthrone a correct constitution for Nigeria that will provide proper guidelines and guidance on how we live together , work together , share profits , penalties, and rewards .
“ The new struggle will be about how we select or elect only credible , competent and compassionate people into positions of leadership . The new struggle will have to revamp nationwide efforts to attack gross unemployment of youths, assure youths empowerment and their placement in positions of leadership across the country .
“ The main thrust for the new struggle is our resentment of the place where we are as a nation . We are not where we want to be or where we ought to be .
“ Nigerians of diverse status agree that the country is not at its best , they only disagree on what caused this and how to get out of the woods . At this point , it is noteworthy that the life of Nigeria , as a nation , has been held in abeyance for 55 years since January 1966 . ”
The SDP chieftain further said, “ All social democrats and other progressives should be in this new struggle to structure and restructure the basis of our nation ’s union as a nation to assure social justice , equity and fairness for the progress for all sectors , all ethnicities and all regions of Nigeria. ”

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