If anything should happens to the President fresh election should be conducted instead of allowing the VP to take over - Islamic cleric says - eritvnews

If anything should happens to the President fresh election should be conducted instead of allowing the VP to take over - Islamic cleric says

Chairman, Council of Ulama of Jama’atu Izalatul
Bidi’ah Wa Iqamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS), Sheik Sani
Yahaya Jingir has called for a fresh election in the
event of death or incapacitation of a Nigerian
President.

He stated that the present arrangement as
contained in the Nigerian Constitution where the
vice president takes over should not be the case.
Jingir spoke in Bauchi at the matriculation of the
students of Sunnah College Bauchi.

The cleric opined that the present arrangement
had opened an avenue where the president was
exposed to uncertainty while his vice was
confident of becoming president whether
Nigerians liked him or not.

“If this arrangement is maintained as it is, it will
pose a lot of political uncertainties and security
threat to us as a nation.
“We elected the President as the President. If he
dies or incapacitated, there should be a fresh
election.

“If this anomaly is not addressed, then we are not
secured because a dishonest Vice President may
work against him to get his seat.
“Is the right to personal opinion guaranteed in our
constitution? Then this is my personal opinion,”
he said.

Sheik Jingir also faulted the arrangement where all
the 36 states produce 3 senators each regardless
of their land mass and population, noting that
such places the bigger and populated states at a
disadvantage.

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