Nigeria 1999 constitution has been described by the General-Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, as a fraud.
The cleric while speaking in Lagos in commemoration of the June 12 Democracy Day said the 1999 constitution is inconsistent and a military imposition.
He said: “You see all this trying to tinker with the constitution; I am just laughing because in the process, let me just restrain myself there because I don’t want others to think their effort is not appreciated.”
“But the truth of the matter is you can paper-wall a crack all you want to, it’s a matter of time. The crack will surface. This constitution is not by the people and it’s not for the people.”
Bakare recalled that former President Olusegun Obasanjo did not see the “constitution that he swore to because it had not been prepared the morning he was sworn into power.”
“It’s not for us and it’s not by us. It is nothing but a fraud, especially because it says, ‘we the people. When did we sit to agree on it?”
“That constitution is just a matter of time, it will be discarded. It will be part of our history. It’s mumbo-jumbo. It’s not the Nigerian constitution. It’s a military imposed constitution.”
The National Assembly has been conducting a constitutional review with town hall meetings across the country.