A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Robert Clarke, has reacted to the statement issued on behalf of former President Ibrahim Babangida asking President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek for re-election in 2019.
Babangida’s spokesman, Kassim Afegbua in a statement issued on Sunday allegedly on behalf of Babangida quoted him as saying that President Muhammadu Buhari should step aside after 2019.
Reacting to the development, Clarke in an interview with Channels Tv said Babangida’s statement was not clear following controversy surrounding the statement.
He, however, discarded the yearning for a youthful leadership in IBB earlier statement, adding that Nigeria’s problem was its constitution not Buhari.
He said, “Lets have it clear that the problem with Babangida’s statement is that there is withdrawal of statement by second statement although Afegbua has confirmed that he has no gotten further instruction seeking withdrawal.
“We have to be wary in making comments on this ,when owner of a statement denies a statement one has to be careful in making comments.
“Whatever the case, it is now in public so we can issue comments.
“On new generation leadership, take a look at scenario from 1999 we had young boys in power; Jigawa , Ekiti governors were ages 30-45 Nigeria.
“The view of young men to enter the politics arena is questionable because this young men have not done well for past 16 years.
“As far as I’m concerned Nigeria has no compass of leadership so no one to take us to desired place we want to go.”