- Former Attorney General of Nigeria, Chief Richard Akinjide has advised Buhari not to re-contest in 2019
- He said the president should go and rest and allow real politicians to take over in 2019
- Chief Akinjide also noted that the agitation for Biafra republic was needless
The Attorney General and minister of justice in the second republic, Chief Richard Akinjide (SAN), has described the calls for president Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election in 2019 as a big joke
In an interview with Punch, Chief Akinyemi said that since Buhari has got what he wanted, he should go and rest while others who are real politicians to take over the mantle of leadership of the country.
NAIJ.com gathered that when he was asked to comment on Buhari’s achievements since 2015, Chief Akinjide said: “Your guess is as good as mine. I should have preferred that (since) Buhari has got what he wanted, he should go and rest while others who are real politicians should come to power. But people don’t listen to the truth; they want half-truth and half falsehood.
Reacting to people who are calling for Buhari’s return in 2019, he said: “I just laugh at that. If he does that, it will be a big joke.”
On Independent Peoples of Biafra (IPOB)’s agitation, Chief Akinjide said he would never support disintegration of Nigeria.
“I don’t believe in Biafra but the truth is that the marriage (of the North and South) has not worked well at all. What is the common denominator between the North and the South? What is the economic denominator between the Yoruba and the Igbo?
The people of the Niger Delta are not happy. They believe that if they control their oil, they would have been better off. The consequence of colonialism in Africa is the worst in the world. The colonialists have gone away, yet they still hold our economy, no matter how they try to deceive us and distort the facts. I practice law in a number of West African countries.
“I go to The Gambia to practise law. I go to Dakar, Senegal to play golf. I go to Ghana and Cameroon. When I go through (countries) like that, I just laugh and say Africa, what have you done wrong?
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"Why is it that America, which fought a bloody war with the British to gain independence, is doing so well and we are doing badly? I don’t see how that can be corrected unless things are properly made.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that a newly inaugurated south-west office of the President Muhammadu Buhari 2019 campaign organisation has promised to make sure the president is re-elected.
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