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2023: Afe Babalola proposes interim government, says Nigeria needs a new constitution

Afe Babalola, the founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, says the 2023 elections will produce “recycled leaders”.various political parties are not willing to sacrifice for the good of Nigeria, personal interest had prevail.

During a media briefing on Monday held in Ado-Ekiti, the capital of Etiki, the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said politics has become a “lucrative” enterprise in Nigeria. As such interim government will further bring solutions.

NAN Babalola said instead of holding elections in 2023 when President Muhammadu Buhari’s term ends, an interim government should be formed to steer Nigeria in a new direction.

Babalola further noted that "the 2023 elections should be suspended, while an interim government should be in office for six months to develop “a new-look peoples’ constitution which that will give room for part-time legislators and the non-executive president”.

According to him, the members of the interim government should be selected from previous presidents and vice-presidents, ministers and governors, as well as delegates of prominent professional associations in order to reshape Nigeria's political system.

“The same constitution has made politics become not only very attractive but the only lucrative
business in Nigeria today,” he said.
“What this means is that any election that holds under the present scenario will end up producing transactional and recycled leaders.

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