A factional leader of the Pan-African Yoruba group, Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo, says the more President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, “hesitate to create true federalism immediately“, the more they will go down as “destroyers of Nigeria.”
This online news platform understands that Adebanjo made this statement in reaction to the President’s refusal to restructure Nigeria, which the elder statesman said was the reason he campaigned for Mr. Buhari in 2011.
Adebanjo said if President Buhari is serious about keeping Nigeria together without violence, he should immediately restructure the country on true federalism then there will be peace, and he would go down in history as the “maker of the new Nigeria.”
The Elder Statesman, however, warned that the President will go down as the destroyer of Nigeria if he fails to restructure the country on “true federalism.”
His words: “Can’t the man for once be serious about Nigeria? If he is serious about peace, if he is serious about keeping this country together without violence, though he just wants to keep us together by force, he should go immediately to restructure the country on true federalism then there will be peace, and he would go down in history as the maker of the new Nigeria, but if he continues like this, he is the destroyer of Nigeria.
“The more Buhari and his party hesitate to create true federalism immediately, the more they go down as destroyers of Nigeria,” Adebanjo added.