Sheik Sani Yahaya Jingir, Chairman, Council of Ulama of Jama’atu Izalatul Bidi’ah Wa Iqamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS), said there should be fresh election if the President of Nigeria dies.
He made the call in Bauchi at the matriculation of the students of Sunnah College Bauchi. He 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; DAILY POST reports.
Jingir said, “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.