1999 constitution a scam: Clark

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The 1999 constitution used in the country has been described as a scam by Ijaw leader, Edwin Clark.

Mr Clark made this remark on Wednesday at the National Restructuring Summit in Abuja.

According to him, this is why nothing is working in the country which is described as a failed state.

“Nigeria is a failed state, failed state in the sense that nothing works anymore. Bring the best expert to come and manage Nigeria under the 1999 constitution it will not yield any result because the 1999 constitution is a scam,” Vanguard Newspaper quoted the Niger Delta leader as saying.

“The last constitution we had in this country was the 1963 constitution, the 1999 constitution was dictated by the military and handed down to Nigeria and that is why nothing works.

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“Some people who run Nigeria were beneficiaries of the 1963 constitution, beneficiaries of true federalism,” the former federal commissioner said.

Clark described his people as those who have suffered the most and demanded immediate restructuring of the nation.

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“A situation where we can control our resources and pay tax to the center, other regions have enjoyed this before. So we have suffered the most in Nigeria, we are not saying we should have everything that belongs to us, but we the people of Niger-Delta believe in restructuring through federalism,” he said.

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