Ovie Omo-Agege, the Senator representing Delta State Central Senatorial District at the Nigerian Senate has told those calling for the 1999 Constitution to be scrapped to take up the matter with the court.
The 57-year-old who is also the Deputy Senate President was replying comments made before the Constitution Review Committee by some South South leaders.
The leaders who are from the same geopolitical zone as Mr. Ovie Omo-Agege noted that the current 1999 Constitution is anti-Nigeria and must be binned and replaced with a new one.
However, the Deputy Senate President countered their demands, saying only a court with corresponding jurisdiction has the power to replace the Constitution with a new one. Not the Constitution Review Committee.
The South South group called BRADEC United Assembly and led by Barr. Mike Ozekhome (SAN) brandished the Constitution, calling it illegitimate.
“1999 Constitution was hurriedly compiled from the schedules of Decree 4 by the military. The constitution is a unitary document which over concentrated powers at the centre in a federation.”
The group insisted that no amount of ammendments or reviews can ever correct something faulty or illegitimate.