Chief Bode George, a former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), emphasized that Nigeria’s 1999 constitution is hindering progress and needs to be revised. Drawing comparisons with the American constitution, which served as its model, George believes that the current constitution is military in nature and not suited for a democratic nation.
At an event in Lagos State, George expressed his views on the need for constitutional change, stating that in a democratic system, power should flow from the people to the top, unlike the top-down approach of the military. He stressed that merely adopting the American constitution has resulted in inefficiencies and shortcomings in Nigeria.
Moreover, Bode George endorsed the concept of state policing, advocating for its implementation as a potent measure to ensure national security.