- The federal government has been asked not to use the 1999 constitution to conduct 2023 general election
- Aare Afe Babalola, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and founder, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, gave the warning
- According to him, if the election is conducted using the constitution, it will grind the country to a halt
A message has been sent to politicians and the federal government of Nigeria by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and founder, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Aare Afe Babalola.
According to him, Nigeria would grind to a halt if it should conduct the 2023 general elections with the present 1999 Constitution, Punch Newspaper reports.
He said to avoid crises, there was an urgent need for the National Assembly to pass a resolution adopting the 1960 Constitution before the next general elections, Sahara reporters added.
The senior advocate said this in Ado Ekiti during a ceremony to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the establishment of ABUAD.
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“I am happy that I conceived this university 12 years ago and since then, we have been going from strength to strength, making exploits in all our endeavours. Our vision is to make this place a great institution in university education in the country through teaching, research and community service.
“I can confirm to you today that our herbal drug produced through extensive research by our team of researchers has healed about 19 patients, who were infected with COVID-19. They were healed perfectly in less than five days of use. That tells you the level of our research in ABUAD.”
No aspirant can win elections with violence in Akwa Ibom, says Governor Udom Emmanuel
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Akwa Ibom governor, Udom Emmanuel, urged all aspirants seeking elective offices in 2023 in the state to resist the urge of using violence as a political tool to clinch power.
The governor said the electorates in Akwa Ibom having experienced peace in the last six years are poised to reject any candidate who tries to derail the prevailing peace in the state.
The governor stated this on Sunday, January 2, at a church service to rededicate the state to God and usher in the year 2022, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Uyo. He called on the Akwa Ibom people to thank God for sustaining the state through challenges in recent years.
Shelve your presidential bid
Ahead of the 2023 election, the presidential ambition of Bola Tinubu has continued to generate reactions in the polity.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo penned an open letter to APC's national leader, urging him to lay aside his presidential bid.
The secretary of the group while counselling the former governor of Lagos state, advised him to key into the Igbo presidency cause.