Participants of the decentralisation committee of the Major National Dialogue have proposed a special status to the North West and South West Regions as a response to more autonomy.
This was one of the striking resolutions of the committee on decentralisation where several Anglophone delegates had threatened to walk out if Feederalism was not put on the table.
According to reports, the participants are basing their proposal on Section 61 and 62 of the constitution which provides for such exceptions.
It is not yet clear what special status the participants want but one of the members of the committee Barrister Felix Agbor Nkongho said if this proposal was to have “any effect, the constitution must be amended to enshrine this special status.”
Amongst other striking proposals made in the committees was the suppression of the position of Government Delegate and more autonomy to local councils.
All the other committees presented their reports that were adopted at the plenary session on Thursday afternoon ahead of the closing ceremony on Friday.