We lack power to re­struc­ture Nigeria – Prof. Yadudu

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Nu­rud­deen M. Ab­dal­lah

The Na­tional Con­fer­ence lacks man­date to re­struc­ture Nigeria with fi­nal­ity be­cause its com­po­si­tion doesn’t con­form to demo­cratic norms, Pro­fes­sor Auwalu Yadudu has said.

Yadudu, a del­e­gate from North­west, said yes­ter­day the con­fer­ence has been de­signed “not in con­form­ity with pop­u­lar or demo­cratic in­dices.”

He said the con­fer­ence com­po­si­tion “is based on cri­te­ria that fly in the face of demo­cratic norms that are uni­ver­sal,” adding that “we shouldn’t en­gage in self delu­sion given our skewed and demo­cratic com­po­si­tion.”

The law pro­fes­sor ex­plained that “be­ing un­elected, this con­fer­ence lacks the es­sen­tial brief or man­date to re­struc­ture Nigeria with fi­nal­ity.” He urged his col­leagues to ac­cept their “limited func­tion as just an­other pres­i­den­tial ad­vi­sory com­mit­tee, al­beit en­larged.”

On his ex­pec­ta­tions, Yadudu said: “Con­fer­ence must draw up a very clear road-map that spells out the nec­es­sary le­gal and in­sti­tu­tional frame­works to guide the im­ple­men­ta­tion of its res­o­lu­tions.

“All Con­fer­ence res­o­lu­tions re­quir­ing le­gal and con­sti­tu­tional ex­pres­sions must be car­ried out in ac­cor­dance with the 1999 Con­sti­tu­tion and ex­tant statu­tory pro­vi­sions.”

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