A call has been made to create an interim government at the expiration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure in 2023.
The tough call was made by a prominent legal icon and an elder statesman, Afe Babalola, who spoke with reporters during a conference in Ado-Ekiti on Monday, April 18, NAN reports.
Afe Babalola said an interim government should be created after Buhari leaves office.
Babalola, during the conference, also suggested that until a new constitution is created under the proposed government, the scheduled general elections should be suspended, Daily Nigerian added.
Acording to the renowned lawyer, the government should be headed by all past presidents and vice presidents, some selected ministers, governors, and delegates of prominent professional associations.
Speaking precisely, Babalola suggested that the professional bodies could be the Nigeria Medical Association, Nigeria Bar Association, Nigeria Labour Congress, Nigeria Union of Journalists, Academic Staff Union of Universities, and Civil Society Organisations.
He noted that the constitution should produce a true federal government, rather than a presidential government.
“The new Constitution should also provide that there shall be no salary, but sitting allowances only for lawmakers.
“It should provide a true federal system of government, instead of the expensive presidential system of government. I suggest a parliamentary system of government, with a unicameral legislature.
“The new Constitution should also provide a body at the local, state and federal levels to screen all aspirants on the sources of their wealth and means of livelihood, criminal record which includes pending suits.”
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