The Attorney General and Minister of Justice in the Second Republic, Chief Richard Akinjide (SAN), has described the call on Buhari to run for another term in 2019 as a huge joke.
He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to go and rest and forget about contesting for a second term.
According to him, “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. I just laugh at that. If he does that, it will be a big joke.
I don’t know but it is going to be a very big joke.”
Speaking on Nigeria’s 57th independence anniversary, the elder statesman said he was not proud to be a Nigerian.
His reason, Akinjide said is because, “Nigeria should have done better than what we have now. We should have been the best country in Africa. Sometime ago, I went to a university in Cape Town to deliver a lecture, and after the lecture, I answered some questions. It’s a pity, Nigeria should have been like America, Canada or Australia, but we are not. I am not happy about that at all.”