Robert Clarke, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) has been accused of making an attempt to destablize Nigeria together with his name for an extension of President Muhammdu Buhari’s keep in workplace.
Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria, HURIWA whereas berating Clarke, requested him to concern himself with the kind of legacies he desires to bequeath to generations unborn relatively than play the position of a spoiler who’s actively plotting to destabilise democracy with unrealistic and poisonous proposals at such an outdated age.
HURIWA got here exhausting on the elder statesman for considering a tenure elongation for President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We think that when elders talk they should show wisdom rather than make people begin to wonder what type of warped logic is being unleashed,” the group mentioned in a press release signed by its Nationwide Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko.
HURIWA recalled that the senior lawyer on Monday in Abuja mentioned the President ought to serve for an additional six months to offer him sufficient time to deal with the nation’s safety woes.
Clarke acknowledged that with lower than a 12 months to the 2023 elections, there was not sufficient time to deal with the insecurity to make sure a protected train. Talking on Come up Tv programme, he famous that the structure supplied the President to increase his tenure for six months within the first occasion if situations weren’t ripe for an election.
HURIWA known as on Nigerians of their hundreds of thousands to withstand the subterranean plots by Buhari to increase his tenure by using surrogates who would flood the media to inundate them with unsustainable and illogical requires a 3rd time period for Buhari who has nearly turn into a dictator.
It requested Chief Clarke what he intends to realize by inflicting civil conflict with such a fully irrational proposal.
“Those that need us the youthful ones to name them elders and respect their outdated age due to what that idea means in loads of African cultures and cosmological deduction as symbolising knowledge, then these elders should not communicate like little minds and make proposals which will imperil your complete nation all due to the pursuit of some egocentric ambitions for some alleged or perceived paymasters.
“President Muhammadu Buhari is the most important explanation for the escalation of violence and terrorism in Nigeria for the reason that final 7 years that he got here on board controversially by way of two very disreputable elections.
“Muhammadu Buhari’s administration gave beginning to the insurgency of Fulani terrorists within the North West due to his nepotistic appointments of solely Fulani heads of inside safety establishments just like the DSS, NIA, Immigration, Customs, Police, Prisons, civil defence.
“President Muhammadu Buhari within the final 7 years has left the compromised inside safety chiefs who’ve seemed on as Fulani terrorists have amassed assorted military-grade weapons of mass destruction and have shot down navy jets.
“Is it by giving him 6 months that he will solve what he refused to resolve in 7 years? Even if you give Muhammadu Buhari till eternity, he can’t improve the security situation because he is grossly incompetent and is a bigoted Islamic religious extremist,” HURIWA mentioned.
“So proposing any extension of tenure after his statutory two terms of 4 years each, is a nationsl suicide and we wonder what the intentions are for this anti democratic and anti people position being canvassed by someone who wants us to address him as an elder or is Mr Clarke in another planet these past 7 years?”
HURIWA dismissed Clarke’s positions as childish and unreasonable simply because the Rights group mentioned relatively than tenure extension, President Muhammadu Buhari ought to both be impeached for failing to guard the lives and property of Nigerians as canvassed by Part 14(2) (b) of the Nigerian Structure as the first responsibility of presidency or resign.
The rights group condemned unreservedly, Chief Clarke’s place and described it as retrogressive and never completely different from the anti-democratic motion of Chief Arthur Nzeribe who went to the Abuja Excessive Courtroom then to safe the controversial annulment of the 1993 June twelfth election adjudged by the native and worldwide observers as “free, fair and transparent.”
HURIWA mentioned if Buhari can’t remedy the insecurity in 7 years, he can’t resolve it even when he’s given two lifetimes to rule Nigeria.
It mentioned the election of 2023 should go on come rain come shine and even full-scale conflict simply because the group known as on Nigerians to reject the place of Chief Clarke which is able to plunge Nigeria into civil conflict ought to President Muhammadu Buhari attempt to prolong his tenure by even sooner or later.