We lack power to restructure Nigeria – Prof. Yadudu
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.”