A constitutional lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Mike Ahamba, has warned the electorate against re-electing President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term, alleging that such action might lead to a break-up of the country.
Ahamba, who spoke in the wake of planned arraignment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, before the Court of Conduct Tribunal(CCT) on alleged non-decoaration of assets, accused the President Buhari- led administration of “desecrating” institutions of government.
While wondering what the hurry was in acting in a petition that was received by the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) less than a week ago, Ahamba insisted that as a constitution like democracy, the rule of law must be allowed to prevail at all times. The silk, who was President Buhari’s lead counsel during his long-drawn 2003 and 2007 election petition battles, said:
“We should advise ourselves now, that another four years of this type of assault will break down this country. It’s unfortunate.
I’m so disturbed and worried about the assault on the head of the Judiciary. Even if the Chief Justice of Nigeria has done any wrong, why not do it according to the rules; with some respect? “So, all Nigerians will have to do now, is to make sure that nobody collapses this country before that date.
Then, this tribulation should have passed us. “This country has come to a situation where the government don’t recognise institutions. We have seen a situation where the institutions of this nation, are being desecrated by this administration. This is the bottom line of it all. It’s okay; enough has become enough”.