Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana has thrown his weight behind calls for the country to return to the 1963 constitution.
Mr. Falana argued that returning the country to the “1963 constitution with necessary modifications” would put an end to the needless arguments over what kind of restructuring the country actually needs.
He described the 1963 constitution as the only one “ever written and enacted by the Nigerian people through their representatives in the parliament.
He said other constitutions were enacted and imposed on Nigerians by either the colonial rulers or military dictators.
In a related development, more reactions are still trailing the National Assembly’s constitution amendment exercise, as southern leaders forum berates the lawmakers’ rejection of devolution of power clause.
The elders statesmen at a meeting yesterday in Lagos also challenged the Federal Government to walk the talk by arresting those behind the hate speeches from some sections of the country.