Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has denied calling for the scrapping of the Senate in the review of the 1999 constitution by the National Assembly.
Akeredolu’s Deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, represented him at the public hearing on the review of the 1999 constitution.
The report that cited him as calling for scrapping of the Senate was interpreted incorrectly according to Akeredolu.
The Ondo Governor, speaking through his Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, said that he had, like many other well-meaning Nigerians, identified Nigeria’s bicameral legislature and full-time status as reasonable costs for cutting.
As the official position of the Ondo State Government, Governor Akeredolu believes the adoption of a Unicameral Legislature and making it part-time would not only cut costs of governance for the state but would also enhance performance and provide altruistic services to the Nigerian people.
Therefore, it is incorrect to attribute or misinterpret this proposal as a call for the scrapping of the Nigerian Senate. “The call for a part-time Unicameral Federal Parliament remains and we shall pursue it vigourously.”