Senior lawyer wants Buhari’s tenure extended beyond May 2023

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“The Constitution provides that the President can stay longer than eight years.

I have always said it, it is in the Constitution, if the situation in which we’re in now continues, and it is impossible to vote in 2023 election, the Constitution says if a situation persists, the President will write INEC inview of kidnappings, inview of Boko Haram, I don’t think in these different areas of Nigeria, we can have a good election.

“The Constitution says I am going to stay for six months and in the first instance.

So, the fact that the Constitution says the President cannot stay for more than eight years is wrong. Because the same Constitution says he can be giving himself six months if those conditions persist.

“Now, I don’t see any green light. I don’t see how what is happening today can be stopped within a period of six months from today or before February next year when the elections will be held.

“The alternative then is for Mr President to continue as President, allow the security watches to carry up the mopping up and Nigeria will become stable.

“Because I swear to God Almighty, without stability in Nigeria, without security, Nigeria is going nowhere. No foreigner will bring his money and put in any business in Nigeria, when he knows that any of his expatriates who are sent to Nigeria can be kidnapped at anytime. So until all these things are sorted out, I don’t see any green light.

-Chief Robert Clark, SAN

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