ByÂ Akoma Chinweoke
LAGOSâ€”CHAIRMAN of the National Intervention Group, NIG, Dr. Tunji Braithwaite, has proposed an interim administration for the country, arguing that such would avert an unpredictable calamity for the nation.
He also canvassed the removal of the Independent National Electoral Commision, INEC Chairman, Professor Maurice Iwu, adding that the administration of Acting President Goodluck Jonathan cannot ensure a credible election next year .
Dr. Braithwaite, who said this, yesterday, in Lagos at a briefing on the state of the nation, however, called for the establishment of a Peoplesâ€™ Courts to dispense justice for and on behalf of the citizenry.
According to him, â€œWe are particularly interested that the people asserted the sovereign power of the Nigerian people. Thus, we proposed the setting of a regime of Peoplesâ€™ Courts throughout Nigeria to dispense justice for and on behalf of the Nigerian people.
”We assert that the number one enemy of peace, prosperity and democracy in this nation is the wholesale endemic corruption which has permeated almost every facet of human activity. The regime of a peoplesâ€™ courts is to serve as a strong deterrence against corruption and other satanic evils.
â€œThere is also the major problem of constitutional review to take care of weighty matters, as the decentralisation of power and its devolution to the ethnic nationalities in a truly Federal Republic for rapid and blanket development of the entire nation-state.â€
He also faulted the alleged plan by the Acting President to nominate the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Malam Nuhu Ribadu, as his Special Adviser on anti-graft just as he urged that the commission under the leadership of Mrs. Farida Waziri has remarkably done well.
â€œNow, if such reports were asked, whose interest is Jonathan serving? Besides all else, we know that Nuhu Ribadu during his fugitive sojourn abroad had the ears of some foreign governments. Is Ribadu now being made an advisor to Jonathan to satisfy foreign government? We sincerely hope not. Such an appointment is condemnable on another ground.