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Nigerians Should Be Indigenes Of Stay Where They Pay Tax – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has said people should be identified as indigenes of the state where they love and pay taxes.

Atiku said this while calling for constitutional amendment.

This was on Tuesday when the former vice president met with the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria 8n Abuja.

He said, “…the CAN document is totally in conformity with thoughts in a book which I published even when I was a vice-president and I had a fundamental disagreement with my President on that book and the policies it advocates in that book.

“Not only did my President and I had problems, I also had problems with my own constituency where I come from, but because it is something that I believed in; I still stand by those objectives in that book.’’

To tackle insecurity, the presidential hopeful pledged to increase the size of the police force, train and equip them.

“We cannot have state police without having a constitutional amendment, so we will go into constitution amendment where we will have different levels of police. These are our plans to tackle the security challenges facing the country.

“For sure we need a judicial amendment. First of all, there is poor wages for judges, very poor working conditions. Again, the judiciary has levels, federal judiciary, state, but we will attempt as much as possible to have a judicial reform where we will improve dispensation of justice and also the welfare of Judges.

“I am a supporter of the removal of the clause of definition of indigeneship in our constitution; once you reside in any part of the country, and you pay your taxes, you should be entitled to indigeneship”, he noted.

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