A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Robert Clarke, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over the government to the military temporarily in order to solve the security and economic dilemma Nigeria is facing.
“We want a state of emergency to be created in Nigeria today. As it is today, the President, who is the Commander-in-Chief has the powers to delegate all his powers to the chief of defence staff.
“Let him now talk to the Senate, House of Reps, State Governors and House of Assembly Speakers that a state of emergency has been created in Nigeria next week which means that all Governors and legislators must go.
“Then the military will now set up what we call the six geographical zones. Let us start on that and allow a military governance over these states.
“Reduce Nigeria to six states and I can assure you the day Nigeria is reduced to six states and there’s a state of emergency, 80 percent of the money spent on governance will return to the treasury,” he said.
The senior lawyer added, “The military should take over temporarily, get Nigeria back to six States.. there’s a legitimacy involved in it. So let us start from there.
“Nobody is going to stop banditry in Nigeria today because it is a lucrative business. Look at what is happening in the Eastern region now, it’s no longer banditry. It’s becoming a civil war. “