Aminu Tambuwal, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum and Governor of Sokoto State, has said the National Assembly is key to making restructuring successful.
He stated this on Monday during the plenary session of the 26th Nigerian Economic Summit tagged, ‘Building partnerships for resilience,’ in Abuja.
In a statement by Tambuwal’s Special Adviser on Public Affairs, Abubakar Shekara, the Sokoto governor said Nigeria must avoid a repeat of the mistake of 2015 when a robust attempt by the House of Representatives to amend the constitution was rejected.
“As it were at the moment, whatever you are going to do about the constitution, has been prescribed by the constitution, how you are going to do it,” he said.
Tambuwal also lamented the failure of the government to translate resolutions of the constitutional conferences championed by Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan into legislation.
“So, you cannot go outside of the constitution to amend the constitution, so we better came to terms with this realization and agree to come together and agree on how best we can work together to achieve what the nation desires,” he said.
Tambuwal spoke at the Nigerian Economic Summit alongside Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, Funke Opeke; Chief Executive Officer, MainOne and Chidi Ajaere; CEO, The GIG Group in Abuja.