The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma has described the suggestion by Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) for an Interim Government to rework the country’s constitution as a call to anarchy.
Chief Babalola, the founder of ABUAD University in Ekiti state had called for the 2023 General Elections to be postponed. He said an interim government should take over from the current admin in 2023 and rewrite the country’s constitution.
Uzodimma was responding to questions from State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said the country’s constitution has no room for an interregnum.
“By May 29, if there is no elected government, our constitution has not provided for an interregnum. There shouldn’t be a gap, otherwise, you are creating room for anarchy.”
“What will be the process of selecting the interim government because, after May 29, the President may not have constitutional powers to function as a President anymore? So, I don’t think we will decide to abandon our constitution.”
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“Constitution is like a Bible. For some of us who are Christians, the Bible is the manager of our faith. So, the Constitution should be the instrument guiding our actions as a country.”
“If you think there is an opinion you think that is worthy to be canvassed superior to what is in the Nigerian constitution, such opinion should be taken to the National Assembly and they will through due process amend our constitution to factor in such an opinion.”