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Constitutional Noise...

From No, to Yes and back to sitting on the fence, we’ve seen it all this past week as our leaders continue to treat the new draft constitution like a sport with each MP picking a team and scoring a goal for their prospective side either within the confines of parliament or out and about surrounded by the masses of prospective voters. Each valiantly championing his/her side in the hope of spurring them to an outright victory, each eager to gain more fans as he/she criss-crosses the country and speaks to his ever listening and increasingly judgemental fans.
However as in any sport there is bound to be those players that desert their teams in a moment of enlightenment and in anticipation of better things, this past week Najib Balala minister for tourism was the defector who chose to migrate from the No camp to that of those in support of the draft.
In an attempt to quell the tempers of their brothers of the cloth the President and Prime Minister sat down in negotiations with church lea…