Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Benue Supports Creation of More States, Opposes State Police

Makurdi — Six years single tenure for the office of president and governor were among the key issues voted for at the Peoples Public Session on the review of the 1999 constitution considered yesterday by people of Makurdi/Guma federal constituency in Benue State.

The people voted against the creation of state police, removal of immunity clause for top government functionaries and as well as the section 8 of the constitution to remove the ambiguities in the process for creation of more states, while they agreed on the creation of more states.

Out of the 43 key constitutional issues presented for the public input, the masses agreed to the amendment of 22 and disagreed on the other 21 matters contained therein.

The enthusiastic large turnout of men, women and youths from all the two local governments which made up Rep Emmanuel Jime's constituency at the House of Representatives were unanimous in most of the decision agreed upon.

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