Afenifere carpets Reps over rejection of state police | Dailytrust

Afenifere carpets Reps over rejection of state police

The Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has expressed regret and disappointment over the rejection of state police by the House of Representatives.

It said it was disappointing that an amendment to the 1999 Constitution that would have enabled willing states in Nigeria to establish their own police force could be rejected.

Daily Trust reports that the amendment sought by Rep Onofiok Luke was to move section 214 (c) of the Constitution from the exclusive list to the concurrent list.

But his move was rejected by the house committee on the review of the constitution.

National Publicity Secretary of the group, Jare Ajayi, in a statement said the rejection of the proposed amendment by some members of the House of Representatives Committee on Constitution Review “has reinforced the notion that most of the members are not in the National Assembly to serve the best interests of the majority of Nigerians.”

He said the decision of the Reps committee was contrary to the wishes of the majority of Nigerians.

Ajayi observed that the feeling across the length and breadth of Nigeria today was to take every legitimate step to combat security challenges facing the country.



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