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The Constitution Is The Canker-worm That Is Eating Us Up In Corruption – Clarke

Written by Rita Nwachukwu

Mr Robert Clarke, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) has said that a new Constitution is the right thing for the nation if it must tackle the numerous challenges facing it.

Clarke stated this during the Weekend in Channels Television, Sunday Politics.

The SAN added that the country is going to burn if the country does not create a new constitution.

He decried the rate of poverty in the country and urged the President to cut the cost of governance by reducing political appointments, as well as Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) in the country.

He also said that the elites will not have any other alternative than to support the President in reviewing the constitution.

“They (the elites) have no alternative and (President Muhammadu) Buhari is there, and God will give him that will.

“I am praying because, in five years’ time, I am not joking, Nigeria is going to be burning. Poverty is too much and we are not creating opportunities,” Clarke said.

“Restructure Nigeria, change the Constitution.  Let us change the Constitution and restructure because governance in Nigeria is taking 80 per cent, that’s what the new budget has told us.

“Why should we be spending 80 per cent of our revenue on government expenses?” Clarke questioned.

“It is not the laws, the laws are made to regulate. The Constitution is the cankerworm that is eating us up in corruption.

“The Constitution we are operating upon is a corrupt Constitution; is a rotten egg,” he added while insisting that it must be “terminated”.

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