The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has faulted the call for an interim government to be put in place at the end of the tenure of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), saying it will create anarchy.
This comes after legal luminary, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), in Ado-Ekiti on Monday, called for an interim government to be in force for six months to chart a new course for Nigeria.
Uzodinma, while addressing State House Correspondents on Tuesday, said this would create an interregnum not supported by the Nigerian Constitution.
The Governor said, “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.”
He advised those championing interim government to approach the National Assembly for the constitution to be amended to the effect.
He said, “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.
“The 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 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.”
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