Legal luminary, Aare Afe Babalola, has advised the Federal government to postpone the 2023 general elections and set up a six-month interim government after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.
Speaking at a press conference in Ado-Ekiti on Monday, April 18, Babalola said the interim government’s duty would be to produce a new constitution that would tackle insecurity, economic, political, and other excruciating ills bedeviling the nation.
He averred that if the 2023 elections are conducted, it will recycle the same crop of leaders, who will plunge the nation further into bankruptcy, economic depression, and insecurity.
I, therefore, strongly advocate that we should postpone the 2023 elections until the Interim Government put in place after the expiration of Buhari’s government has put in place a new truly People’s Constitution.
No election under this constitution will bring about young men, brilliant and intelligent Nigerians who want to serve without taking money. I suggest that there should be a body at the local, state and federal levels that will screen whoever wants to be elected not the so-called primaries they are doing now.”