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Amending Nigerian Constitution Is A Waste Of Time And Resources, Says AAC Presidential Candidate, Sowore

January 18, 2023

Sowore said this on Wednesday while featuring on Impact Radio in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, has said that his party is created and dominated by young people. 

Sowore said this on Wednesday while featuring on Impact Radio in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. 

He said, “AAC has no youth leader because it was created and dominated by the youths. He said the youths have always been at the frontline of political activities in Nigeria. The youths fought for independence and won. They also fought for democracy and won.”

He noted that other political parties should also allow their youths to take up important positions in their parties.

Addressing the problems of the country, he described the problems are two-fold; institutional and foundational, which is the bigger problem. 

He said to resolve foundational problems means creating a brand new constitution which would be agreed upon by all Nigerians.  

He said the constitution currently in use was created by the military using a decree, without considering if people want to coexist peacefully. 

“Restructuring for a lot of people depends on where they come from. It has different definitions for different people. Nigeria is a diverse country. While some people want state police, some want to control their resources, some said it's about devolution of power, whereas all these are not enshrined in the constitution. 

“Amending the constitution is a waste of time and resources. A brand new constitution that is all encompassing is what is needed.” he said in response to a question on restructuring. 

Speaking on structures, Sowore said the structure of a political organisation is the people. 

“The people form their own structures and pledge allegiance to candidates from time to time as it suits their own agenda. The structures on display are the transactional structures which are only used in election period. 

“That is not a structure but a stomach infrastructure. He urged the people to constitute the structure of any genuine political movement. Any structure that is not rooted in the minds of the people is not worthy to be called a structure,” he said. 

Revealing his plans for the people as president, he said, “Our plans are based on SPICERHEATT, an acronym of our blueprints. It starts with SECURITY, POWER because no country in the world has ever industrialised and prospered without electricity. INFRASTRUCTURE, dealing with CORRUPTION, ECONOMIC system that allows Nigeria to participate fully in the economic progress of the country and RESTRUCTURING, HEALTH, EDUCATION AGRICULTURE, TOURISM and TECHNOLOGY. This can be found on www.sowore”

Sowore said implementing these ideas is very easy, adding that there are several sources through which electricity can be generated, like biogas. 

He also mentioned that the waste generated from Lagos State alone can generate electricity for the whole southwest region. 

Concerning education, he said he will properly invest in education and make education free at all levels. 

“It is not rocket science. It has happened before,” he said. 


He also reiterated AAC’s plan to pay one hundred thousand (N100,000) as a study allowance to students every semester.

He said the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) could be allowed to go on strike because the government is less concerned about the common man.

According to him, they don't want the common person to get educated while they keep sending their wards to private schools in Nigeria and abroad.