14. Amending the Constitution
(1) The African Constitution shall not be amended for light, narrow, partisan and transient causes. A constitutional amendment is allowed only where a compelling national interest of timeless importance is at stake after all options have been exhausted.
(2) Whenever (i) three fourths of both chambers of the Federal Congress of Africa deem it necessary, (ii) the African people, by the power of initiative, propose an amendment to the African Constitution, or (iii) on the application of nine tenths of the state legislatures, the Congress of Africa shall enact legislation creating an elected constitutional amendment convention.
(3) When popularly ratified at a referendum by four fifths of the states, a constitutional amendment shall be valid to all intents and purposes as a part of the African Constitution.