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THE COLLATED RESULTS OF THE PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSIONS ON THE REVIEW OF THE 1999 CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA.

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1 THE COLLATED RESULTS OF THE PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSIONS ON THE REVIEW OF THE 1999 CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

2 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT ITEMYESNOUNDECIDEDTOTAL 1Should Section 8 of the Constitution be amended to remove the ambiguities in the process for creation of more States? *How many more States should be created in Nigeria?

3 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT * Explanatory Note: Item 2 elicited multiple answers which need further explanation Vote breakdown 205 Federal Constituencies – voted Yes 14 Federal Constituencies - voted for 1 state 5 Federal Constituencies - voted for 2 states 32 Federal Constituencies - voted for 6 states 7 Federal Constituencies - voted for 7 states 22 Federal Constituencies - voted for 12 states 3 Federal Constituencies - voted for 13 states 13 Federal Constituencies - voted for 14 states 1 Federal Constituency - vote for 16 states 1 Federal Constituency - voted for 18 states 107 Federal Constituencies - wholesomely voted Yes 133 Federal Constituencies - voted No 22 Federal Constituencies – undecided votes

4 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT ITEMYESNOUNDECIDEDTOTAL 3Should a State/States be created in order to bring parity to the number of states among the geo- political zones? Should the 6 geo-political zones be recognized in the Constitution for administrative purposes only?

5 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT ITEMYESNOUNDECIDEDTOTAL 5Should the 6 Geo-Political Zones be included in the Constitution as another tier of government? Should indigeneship of an area be defined to include persons who have resided in an area for a continuous long period, and therefore entitled to accruing rights, duties and privileges?

6 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT ITEMYESNOUNDECIDEDTOTAL 7Should the aspects of the Constitution related to the Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy in Chapter II which deal with political, economic, social, educational and cultural objectives be made justiciable or enforceable like the Fundamental Human Rights in Chapter IV?

7 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT ITEMYESNOUNDECIDEDTOTAL 8Should Sections 81 and 121(1) of the Constitution be amended to require the President/Governor of a state to prepare and lay the annual budget before the National Assembly/State House of Assembly at least 3 months before the end of a financial year?

8 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT ITEMYESNOUNDECIDEDTOTAL 9Should State Houses of Assembly be granted financial autonomy/independenceas is the case with the National Assembly? Should Section 162(6) be amended to abolish State Joint Local Government Account so that allocations due to the Local Government Councils would be paid to them directly?

9 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT ITEMYESNOUNDECIDEDTOTAL 11Should the Constitution be amended so that the power to create local government areas now rest exclusively with the states, such that states assume responsibility for the funding of local governments? Should the Local Government Councils be accorded the status of a third tier of government properly so called with its own Legislative List?

10 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT ITEMYESNOUNDECIDEDTOTAL 13Should the Constitution be amended to deny revenue allocation to unelected local government councils? Should there be a defined tenure for Local Government Chairmen/Councillors in the Constitution?

11 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT ITEMYESNOUNDECIDEDTOTAL 15*Should the Second Schedule, Part 1 be amended so that some of the items, including those listed below be moved from the Exclusive Legislative List to the Concurrent List – (a) Fingerprints, identification and criminal records; (b) Insurance; (c) Labour, etc; (d) Prisons; (e) Public holidays; (f) Railways. (g) Bankruptcy and Insolvency (h) Registration of births and deaths

12 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT *Explanatory Note: Item 15 elicited multiple answers which need further explanation Vote breakdown 170 Federal Constituencies – voted Yes 10 Federal Constituencies – voted for subsection (a) alone 15 Federal Constituencies – voted for subsection (b) alone 11 Federal Constituencies – voted for subsection (c) alone 10 Federal Constituencies – voted for subsection (d) alone 12 Federal Constituencies – voted for subsection (e) alone 15 Federal Constituencies – voted for subsection (f) alone 6 Federal Constituencies – voted for subsection (g) alone 34 Federal Constituencies – voted for subsection (h) alone 57 Federal Constituencies – wholesomely voted Yes 181 Federal Constituencies – voted No 9 Federal Constituencies – undecided votes

13 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT ITEMYESNOUNDECIDEDTOTAL 16Should Section 197(1) (b) be amended to abolish the State Independent Electoral Commission in order that all elections are conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission? *Should Section 315(5) (a) and (d) be amended to remove the National Youth Service Corps Act, the Land Use Act, Public Complaints Commission Act, NationalSecurity Agencies Act, from the Constitution?

14 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT *Explanatory Note: Item 17 elicited multiple answers which need further explanation Vote breakdown 139 Federal Constituencies – voted Yes 8 Federal Constituencies – voted for subsection (a) alone 16 Federal Constituencies – voted for subsection (b) alone 7 Federal Constituencies – voted for subsection (c) alone 4 Federal Constituencies – voted for subsection (d) alone 104 Federal Constituencies - wholesomely voted Yes 216 Federal Constituencies – voted No 5 Federal Constituencies – undecided votes

15 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT ITEMYESNOUNDECIDEDTOTAL 18Should Section 308 be amended to make the immunity provision for the President, Vice President, Governor or Deputy Governor cover only civil proceedings while in office? Should Section 214(1) be amended to enable the establishment of a State Police?

16 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT ITEMYESNOUNDECIDEDTOTAL 20Should Nigeria have one police organisation which shall be constituted in such manner as to give State Governors control over the Commissioner of Police in their respective states? Should Nigeria maintain the current Police structure and system as in the Constitution?

17 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT ITEMYESNOUNDECIDEDTOTAL 22Should a provision be inserted in the Constitution for the rotation of the Office of President between the Northern and Southern parts of Nigeria? Should a provision be inserted in the Constitution to make the Office of President rotate among the 6 Geo- Political Zones of the country?

18 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT ITEMYESNOUNDECIDEDTOTAL 24Should the Office of President or Governor of a State be filled purely on merit, instead of zoning? *Should Sections 135 and 180(2) be amended to create a single tenure of - (a) 5 years; (b) 6 years; (c) 7 years; for the Office of President and Governor respectively?

19 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT *Explanatory Note: Item 25 elicited multiple answers which need further explanation Vote breakdown 110 Federal Constituencies – voted Yes 29 Federal Constituencies – voted for subsection (a) alone 27 Federal Constituencies – voted for subsection (b) alone 1 Federal Constituency – voted for subsection (c)alone 53 Federal Constituencies – wholesomely voted Yes 245 Federal Constituencies - voted No 5 Federal Constituencies – undecided votes

20 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT ITEMYESNOUNDECIDEDTOTAL 26Should the two-term tenure provision for the Office of President or Office of Governor be retained in the Constitution? Should a provision be inserted in the Constitution to make the Office of Governor of a State rotate among the three Senatorial Districts in the State?

21 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT ITEMYESNOUNDECIDEDTOTAL 28Should the Constitution be amended to allow for Independent Candidacy in elections? Should the Constitution be further amended to address gender issues, including but not limited to reserving certain percentage of elective offices for women?

22 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT ITEMYESNOUNDECIDEDTOTAL 30Should the Constitution be amended to lower the qualifying age for contesting various elective offices? Should there be specific provision in the Constitution to take care of the interests of persons with disability?

23 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT ITEMYESNOUNDECIDEDTOTAL 32Should Section 77(2) be amended to give Nigerians living outside the country (in the Diaspora)voting rights? Should the country abolish the existing bi- cameral legislature and allow for only one chamber National Assembly?

24 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT ITEMYESNOUNDECIDEDTOTAL 34Should the Constitution be amended to provide for a Parliamentary instead of the present Presidential System of Government? Should Nigeria implement the practice of Federalism that allows States to control up to 50% of their resources and pay the remainder to the Federation?

25 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT ITEMYESNOUNDECIDEDTOTAL 36Should the derivation component of Revenue allocation be increased to at least 20%? Should a role be created for Traditional Rulers in the Constitution, such as their having representation in the National Council of States at the national level and roles in the States and local governments?

26 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT ITEMYESNOUNDECIDEDTOTAL 38Should the Constitution be further amended to address issues of electoral reform, including the time for conducting bye-elections, time limit for the determination of election petitions, etc? Should the powers of the President or Governor to modify or amend existing laws under the transitional provisions of S.315(2) and the definition section related thereto be expunged, as such is currently exercised by the National Assembly and the State Houses of Assembly respectively?

27 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT ITEMYESNOUNDECIDEDTOTAL 40Should the Constitutional provisions on the judiciary be amended to achieve reforms of judicial institutions and processes in order to ensure quicker dispensation of justice? Should the Constitution be amended to separate the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation by the creation of the office of the Accountant General of the States?

28 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PEOPLES PUBLIC SESSION – TOTAL VOTE COUNT ITEMYESNOUNDECIDEDTOTAL 42Should the Constitution be amended to separate the office of the Attorney General of the Federation from the position of Minister of Justice of the Federation? Should the Constitution be amended to enable the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission send Proposals for Revenue Allocation directly to the National Assembly in order to avoid undue delays in preparation of the Revenue Allocation Formula?

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