Insecurity: Clarke calls for Nigeria to revert to military rule


By Wisdom Deji-Folutile

Robert Clarke, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has called on the current administration to temporarily hand over the government to the military to solve Nigeria’s security and economic dilemma.

Clarke, who spoke on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, said that according to the 1999 constitution, Buhari had the right to delegate all his powers to the military.

The senior lawyer opined that the President should cede power by handing over to his Chief of Defence staff.


He said, “There’s no gainsaying that Nigeria is on the way to collapse. Nigeria has to be changed, and the only way to change it is to create a state that will make the 1999 constitution ungovernable for its existence.

“We want a state of emergency to be created in Nigeria today. As it is today, the President, who is the Commander-in-Chief has the powers to delegate all his powers to the Chief of Defence Staff.

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“Let him now talk to the Senate, House of Reps, state governors and House of Assembly Speakers that a state of emergency has been created in Nigeria next week, which means that all governors and legislators must go.

“Then the military will now set up what we call the six geographical zones. Let us start on that and allow military governance over these states.”

According to Clarke, if the country reverts to military rule with just six states, the funds allocated would be easier to manage.