Legal icon, Chief Wole Olanipekun, has disagreed with calls in some quarters for the amendment to the country’s constitution with a view to have a new Nigeria.
Olanipekun said rather, what the constitution needed was “a total overhaul, a redrafting, a re-crafting and a total replacement, starting from the preamble to the definition schedule”.
He asserted that the recent #EndSARS protests showed Nigeria needed restructuring, as he queried the readiness of Nigerians to drastically restructure the country, starting from the architectural layout of government and governance as wantonly displayed in the constitution foisted on them by the outgoing military government without any input by Nigerians.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria spoke at his hometown, Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State, on Saturday during the 2020 edition of the yearly Wole Olanipekun Scholarship Award ceremony where 67 secondary school students, 73 university undergraduates, three Law school students and a doctoral student benefitted.
The philanthropist said the scholarship programme which was established to assist students in his hometown has produced 231 graduates out of which 40 are medical doctors, 38 agriculturists, 27 engineers, 37 linguists, 16 political scientists, 25 accountants and 48 law graduates out of which 15 have qualified as lawyers.