Renowned Lagos lawyer, Festus Keyamo, explains why in his opinion prolongation of Goodluck Jonathan's tenure in office will be a disaster for the country.
Keyamo urged Nigerians to support the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), The Nation reports.
He made his position known March 7, speaking in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state, during the summit organised by the state chapter of the APC Action Group.
The human rights lawyer lamented that corruption had flourished under Jonathan's government, even affecting the fight against Boko Haram.
Keyamo also insisted that a revolution would start if the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega, was removed.
Regarding Boko Haram activities in the northeast, the official blamed Jonathan for the failure to use his position as the commander-in-chief to crush the insurgents.
"I have an inside knowledge that service chiefs are feeding fat off the situation (Boko Haram) without the knowledge of the president or with his knowledge but he is bereft of what to do.
"How did we get to this point? Under whose leadership has the military been so decimated? It is under the leadership of President Jonathan. Before Jonathan, there had been insurgency, but no part of the country was lost. It was Buhari who crushed the Maitatsine sect. If we give this president another four years, Nigeria will be worse for it.
"This is the time to speak out; we must not be so comfortable in the South and forget what is happening in the north. The economy of the north has been destroyed under the leadership of this incompetent and clueless president. This government announced a ceasefire deal but Boko Haram responded by carrying more deadly attacks.
"The same federal government that has announced the killing of Abubakar Shekau (Boko Haram leader) several times is now saying he must be caught alive. Who did they kill before? It is time to give other people chance to see if they could do things differently."
Boko Haram yesterday released a new audio in which the sect leader announced an alliance with the Islamic State (ISIS). However, this comes after several successful operations carried out by the Nigerian military in the troubled region.