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Move For Parliamentary System: Afenifere throw Weight Behind Proponents

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Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural and political organisation, Afenifere, has applauded the National Assembly members for waking up to the reality to cut the cost of governance and to also restructure Nigeria’s political system back to the dream of its founding fathers. Afenifere has today through a press statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Jare Ajayi, explained that while the proposed change in the political system from presidential to parliamentary is a welcome development in the country, however, Nigerians needs more than ‘just a shift from one system of government to another.’ 

The organisation said, “There is a fundamental need to have the country return to the type of arrangement we had before the military incursion in 1966.” 

Recall, vigil360 had yesterday reported that a bill seeking to effect a change in Nigeria’s governance system from the present presidential to parliamentary system passed through the first reading on the floor of the House of Representatives. 

Accordingly, the bill has already have received the backing of about 60 members of the House of Representatives, led by Wale Raji (APC) representing Epe Federal Constituency in Lagos State. 

Reacting, Afenifere proposed that the current system of government the country is being run is contrary to the socio-political and cultural setting the country out to have. 

The statement says “It weighs more heavily on the structure. This is why we are insisting that the country be restructured. Anything tinkering with the Constitution that fails to tinker with the present structure would be cosmetic”. 

Afenifere disclosed that the organisation is fully in support of the move to take back the country to the first republic.