The Nigerian Online Newspaper

Constitution Review: South West Governors meet to forge common position

The South West Governors’ Forum on Wednesday evening met in Ibadan, Oyo State to forge a common position ahead of the forthcoming constitution review exercise.
Akinwumi Ambode, Rauf Aregbesola, Rotimi Akeredolu, Ayodele Fayose and Abiola Ajimobi of Lagos, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti and Oyo State respectively, were present.
The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, was represented by his deputy, Yetunde Onanuga.
The meeting was centered on the need for the region to have a common position on national issues and efforts at reviewing the constitution of Nigeria.
Akeredolu told newsmen that it was a brief meeting “to put heads together as leaders of the region to have a position to be presented to the national assembly and other stakeholders.
“As you have seen all of us coming together as Oduduwa brothers, we are finding solutions to matters that we believe are of common interest to us all.
“We are doing it together.
“One of the issues that we tried to look at is the amendment of the constitution.
“We want to forge a common position and ask our houses of assemblies as well as other stakeholders to tow the same line for us to achieve our common goal.”