Since on Tuesday 1st June over Wednesday 2nd June, 2021, Ekid Youths Union delegation to the Constitution review hearing of the EKID YOUTHS UNION led by the NATIONAL President, Comrade Ekemini David had been present at the floor of the hearing that held in Uyo at the Ibom Hall.
The two days hearing had leaders and members of political institutions, organized Unions and organizations which EYU was part of.
The president who presented the Union’s position paper, while presenting highlighted on major challenging areas facing grassroot government in Nigeria .
Union’s recommendations are as follows:
1) That the place of local and state government joint account that has so far aided illegal deduction of funds to local governments ,be removed from the constitution, such that local government financial autonomy is granted.
2) That due to the continuos abuse of section 7 of the constitution that allows for duly elected local government leadership, by state governors who prefer setting up caretaker committees, thereby making grassroot government tools in their hands for manipulation , the constitution be reviews to allow only elections as the only means for selecting leaders in local government as it is in other tiers.
3) That the constitution be reviewed to capture independent candidature for all tiers of government. Where citizens can participate and run for political offices without the influences and ill eliminations of political parties.
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