1999 Constitution Gave President, Governors Power Of An Emperor – Seriake Dickson

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Naijanews March 29, 2024 7:51 p.m.

1999 Constitution Gave President, Governors Power Of An Emperor – Seriake Dickson

“The 1999 Constitution created emperors as President and governors because the drafters of the document omitted accountability in terms of the use of power by public office holders,”Dickson noted, emphasizing the urgent need for constitutional reforms that would enforce greater accountability among Nigeria’s elected officials.

He expressed concern over the constitution’s framing, which, according to him, elevates the President and governors to the status of ’emperors’ by failing to incorporate adequate checks and balances on the use of power..

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