Wole Olanipekun, SAN, former Chairman, Body of Benchers (BOB) on Friday call for interim national government in the country is from the pit of hell.
The Department of State Services (DSS) has recently confirmed that some people are pushing for an interim national government in the country.
Olanipekun spoke in Abuja during the send forth dinner organised by the Body of Bench on Thursday at the end of his one-year tenure as the 50th Chairman of the body, which began on March 31, 2022.
According to him the call for interim national government is unconstitutional.
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“To me, it comes from the pit of hell. Calling for interim national government? Where did you get it from? How do you compartmentalise it? How do you accommodate it within a constitutional democracy? I as a lawyer, I don’t know the jurisprudence that will accommodate it,” he said.
He argued that whenever there is election anywhere in the world, there is bound to be disagreement, but that if for every disagreement, people are calling for the disbandment of the system, that did not make sense.
“You can’t throw away the baby with the bath water. It is never done. I am not saying all is well. In every institution created by God for man, there would be minuses.
“You don’t have 100 percent anywhere. I am not saying there is no room for improvement. But, don’t let us call for anarchy. No one is going to benefit from it, not even those calling for it,” he said in a report by The Nation.
Olanipekun appealed to those calling for interim national government to cease fire.
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“Let them introspect. Let them think of the present and the future. Let them think of what will be the outcome.
“The outcome is going to be calamitous. It is going to be an ill wind and it is not going to do anybody any good. It will blow all off us into the Atlantic,” he said.
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