A former presidential aspirant and lawmaker within the Fourth Republic, Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, has stated that the 2023 basic election could also be threatened if pressing measures weren’t taken to cease the continued assault on workplaces of the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee and police stations.
Durojaiye stated although he was optimistic that elections would maintain in 2023, he described the burning of INEC workplaces and assault on police stations in some components of Nigeria as ominous indicators that every one was not effectively.
Talking with newsmen in Ikeja on Thursday, the previous senator stated, “I imagine the 2023 election will maintain as a result of I’m an optimist.
“When you have an adjustment throughout the subsequent six months, we will conduct the 2023 election. But when nothing is finished urgently to the assaults on INEC workplaces and police stations, I don’t see us having the (2023) election.
“It’s disheartening; it’s an ominous signal for INEC workplaces and police stations to be continually attacked. It is a dangerous signal for the nation. It’s one thing that the authorities ought to actually have a look at fastidiously.
Durojaiye, nevertheless, expressed the necessity for Nigerians to cast off the 1999 Structure, which he stated was put collectively by the navy.
“Allow us to seize this chance to jettison the 1999 Structure crafted by the navy within the borrowed robe of ‘We the folks’ and revive a really federal structure which our political founding fathers painstakingly agreed to after a sequence of constitutional conferences in Nigeria and Britain (Lancaster Home) between 1956 and 1960.”
He appealed to these looking for division of the nation to shelve the concept, including that Nigeria, with its dimension, was higher off than a balkanized nation, sustaining that the nation must be reconstituted into six areas.
Durujaiye stated, “The nation has a terrific benefit being collectively than being disintegrated. We’ve got potential. I’m of the opinion that Nigeria must be reconstituted into six Areas with the federating items exercising residual powers earlier indicated on this memorandum.”