Chuks Ibegbu, a leader of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has proposed that the National Assembly prolong President Muhammadu Buhari’s term by three months.
Ibegbu, the most senior Igbo group’s former spokesperson, advocated that the National Assembly invoke the theory of necessity in order to extend Buhari’s term in office.
The president-elect Bola Tinubu’s inauguration on May 29 was not, according to the Ohanaeze chief, a sacred event.
He continued by saying that the three months were sufficient to conclude all court matters.
Speaking with Newsmen, Ibegbu said, “The National Assembly should make a resolution to extend Buhari’s tenure by three months as nothing is sacrosanct about MAY 29.
“In fact, MAY 29 is a minus in the history of Nigeria as it stands for past tragedies in Nigeria’s history. We should go back to October but the doctrine of necessity can be adopted in three months, and the heavens will not fall.
“Three months would allow all court cases on election matters as heavens will not fall.”
Ibegbu also demanded that the planned national census be put off so that it could be organized by Nigeria’s new administration.
Ibegbu forewarned that such an activity would be excessively divisive and harmful to the country at this time.
He also advised that all court cases on electoral matters end before the swearing-in of political officers, stressing that it would be “distracting to such officers if they are sworn in and court cases against them persist.”
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