Former Sokoto State Governor, Senator Aliyu Wamako has carpeted legal giant, Chief Afe Babalola over his call for an interim government in 2023.
Babalola had advised President Muhammadu Buhari to postpone the 2023 general elections and set up an interim government, Naija News recalls.
He said the interim government should be in place for six months after the expiration of President Buhari’s tenure and should draft a new constitution that is people-oriented to replace the current 1999 constitution that is currently operational in Nigeria.
According to the legal luminary during a press conference he addressed on Monday, the step will give the opportunity to correct some of the challenges such as insecurity and poor economy which Nigeria is battling with.
He argued that if the 2023 general election is allowed to hold as planned, then the challenges facing the country will automatically continue as the same crop of leaders will be recycled.
But Senator Wamako in his response said the suggestion is retrogressive and unthoughtful.
The former Governor said the recommendation by the renowned lawyer is undemocratic and should not be coming from a civilized person like him.
He said nothing should encourage the break of Nigeria’s democracy which has been continuous since 1999 when the military handed over to civilians.
“It is indeed worrisome when those who should be in the know begin to allow flimsy possibilities to deflect their ordinary sense of decent reasoning,” Wamakko said.
He argued that the government and Nigerians must reject such calls and protect democracy at all costs.