Leader of the Pan-Yoruba Socio-Political Organisation, Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari to restructure the nation to enable the 2023 election to hold.
Speaking an interview with Tribune, Pa Adebanjo stated that the president could not keep this country together under the obnoxious 1999 Constitution.
“There is no 2023 in my own diary. Get that straight. If he does not restructure, that is the end of Nigeria. He must restructure this country before any election,” he said.
“He can’t keep this country together under this obnoxious constitution. Who is he deceiving? He controls the court. He controls the tribunal.
“He rigs the election and heads to the tribunal and the Supreme Court which he dictates to.”
According to the Afenifere leader, the group backed President Buhari in 2015 because the APC backed restructuring which they have failed to do.
He said: “I have no personal grudge against Buhari. The military, who gave us the constitution, have gone back to their barracks. I want you to emphasise this: for some of the misguided intelligentsia among them and among our people, I have repeatedly said that this constitution is a fraudulent document.
“The military made it in 1966. They have not rebutted that. I have said it publicly that if Buhari truly loves this country, why is he opposed to restructuring? Why is he hesitant? It is this restructuring our founding fathers: the Sardauna, Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Tafawa Balewa, Aminu, Oyibo Ojigwe, all agreed to at independence in 1960.
“Is he more Fulani than the Sardauna? Is he more intelligent than our founding fathers? I even challenged Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu, who are defending all the nonsense the government is doing.
“The confusion in this country today is because the people refused to address the issue we are talking about.”