A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Robert Clarke, SAN, has warned that Nigeria may not survive the next six months.
Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, the senior lawyer said, “Many things are happening and I swear by my father’s grave, if care is not taken Nigeria will collapse in six months time.”
Clark lamented the spate of insecurity in Nigeria while reacting to the recent warning issued by the Department of State Services, DSS, to come after elements causing disunity in the country.
He said, “You see, the problem with Nigeria is that those who should know don’t want to know and they do not know.
“The security session is talking and talking and talking. What are they doing? The security in this country is so bad today that I, Robert Clark, I cannot guarantee Nigeria staying another six months.
“The problems are overwhelming and have been created by these same politicians since 1999 constitution came into being and this crop of politicians who were swimming in Abacha’s loot and trying to form as many political parties as possible for him (Abacha) got into money and came into politics, Nigeria has never been the same.
“Nigeria is worse than it was in 1982. What is the cause? The cause is the leadership we have.”
Insecurity: Allow military take over immediately, divide Nigeria into six states – Clarke tells Buhari
Now I’m going to propose about this security. I don’t know whether I may be right or wrong …if anybody feels I’m right, thank God, if they feel I’m wrong let them tell me.
“Now 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.
“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 a military governance over these states.
“Reduce Nigeria to six states and I can assure you the day Nigeria is reduced to six states and there’s a state of emergency, 80 percent of the money spent on governance will return to the treasury,” he said.
The senior lawyer added, “The military should take over temporarily, get Nigeria back to six States.. there’s a legitimacy involved in it. So let us start from there.
“Nobody is going to stop banditry in Nigeria today because it is a lucrative business. Look at what is happening in the Eastern region now, it’s no longer banditry. It’s becoming a civil war. “