CONSTITUTION – MAKING IS DIFFERENT FROM LAW-MAKING – TONY NNADI
CONSTITUTION-MAKING IS DIFFERENT FROM LAW-MAKING; THE POWERS OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF NIGERIA IS LIMITED TO LAW-MAKING AND DOES NOT EXTEND TO CONSTITUTION-MAKING WHICH IS AN EXCLUSIVE PREROGATIVE OF THE PEOPLE.
This Clarification is directed at those who erroneously think that the National Assembly of Nigeria is the venue for Resolving all Constitutional Grievances and who therefore point all those raising Constitutional Grievances or Dispute towards the National Assembly.
Constitution-Making is Different from Law-Making.
The Powers of the National Assembly is Limited to Law-Making and does not extend to Constitution-Making.
Constitution-Making is a much higher undertaking and is the Exclusive Prerogative of the People.
Constitution-Making Requires Constituent Powers which reside exclusively with the People as an incident of their Sovereignty.
That Constituent Power is exercised by the People through a Body Specially Elected & Mandated by the People, not the Parliament that was Elected to make Laws according to Constitution.
Even with the Constituent-Power Mandate of the People, the Draft Constitution Produced by the Specially Empaneled Body is subjected to Referendum as the Ratification so that it carries the Seal and Sanction of the People.
The National Assembly does not have Constituent Powers and the limited power of Constitution Amendments granted the Parliament by the People through the Constitution is also subjected to the Ratification of the People by way of Referendum.
The Situation of Nigeria is that We have not made any Constitution at all and so the National Assembly that clings to the Forgery of 1999 that is imputed by Decree to ”WE THE PEOPLE” is compounding the Treason Initiated by Abdusalam Abubakar in 1999 via Decree No.24 by which he enacted the so-called “1999 Constitution”.
Those who draw power from, and swear to Defend and Uphold the Imposed, Fraudulent 1999 Constitution by which our Sovereignty is Hijacked and Confiscated by an illicit Federal Government are actually committing TREASON against the rest of us.
With the year 2000 Joint SECESSION of the 12 Contiguous States of the Far North from the Secular Union of Nigeria, the December 16, 2020 Constitutional Force Majeure Proclamation was the Activation of a Joint Machinery of the rest of Nigeria, (being the Indigenous Peoples of Nigeria in the South and Middle-Belt) to Decommission and Terminate the Operation of the Fraudulent 1999 Constitution, Dismantle the Unitary Union of Death foisted by that Constitution and Midwife the Emergence of Successor-Constitutional Protocols anchored wholly on the Self-Determination Rights of the Trapped Constituent Components of the Defunct Federation of Nigeria which collapsed since 1966.
April 25, 2021.