President Muhammadu Buhari will remain in power when his term ends in 2023, according to Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq., National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG.
Those expecting Buhari to take up power in 2023, according to the senior lawyer, who is also a presidential candidate, may be disappointed.
Bamgbose on Friday said that the country’s growing insecurity might be used as a reason not to hold elections in 2023.
“The possibility of Buhari stepping down come 2023 is very slim. I have reasons to believe that the persistence of insecurity in Nigeria is a subtle ploy to extend Buhari’s tenure,” he said.
The GAGG boss specifically pointed at the recent attack in Kebbi State where over 300 bandits operated freely for about eight hours without the presence of security agencies.
“The recent attacks in Kebbi State where about 300 bandits with AK-47 operated for 8 hours moving from house to house, room to room, and robbing people, is a strong indication that the security architecture of the country has collapsed,” he added.
“We are seriously in a precarious situation where the lives of Nigerian citizens are traded on the platter of politics. This is a sad situation.
“Buhari once told the bandits not to push their luck too far, that he can crush them, but have they not pushed their luck too far? What has Buhari done to tackle insecurity apart from warnings that are not backed with actions?
“The most unfortunate thing is that Buhari had since stopped reading newspapers and watching news on TV unlike before.
“In essence, he has lost touch with the plight of Nigerians. This is sad. Nigerians should rise to the occasion and resist all attempts to elongate Buhari’s tenure through the backdoor.”