The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to restructure the country before the 2023 general elections.
According to the council, President Buhari should work with the members of the National Assembly to ensure that the country is restructured before the elections in 2023.
Briefing newsmen in Ibadan at the weekend, the leader of the council in Ondo State, Elder Anthony Meraiyebu, stated restructuring will solve the security challenges facing the country.
The YCE chieftain noted that restructuring would ensure a stable and progressive nation, adding that ignoring the torrents of calls for restructuring will amount to a mere ploy to postpone the evil day.
Meraiyebu said: “Ignoring the torrents of calls for restructuring and pretending as if all is well amounts to mere ploy to postpone the evil day. Everybody has seen it clearly that the lopsided nature of the country’s structure can no longer be sustained.”
He said: “For how long are we going to be playing ostrich, pretending as if all is well? People are not just complaining, they are agitating and their agitations are becoming deafening.
“Yet, we are paying no attention, rather, we are watching over the decay brought upon the system by years of injustice and unfairness in the running of the affairs of the country.
“We urged other Nigerians to join the calls for restructuring. The level of discontentment in the country called for concern as it could rupture the entire system.
He said, “It will be in our collective interest if the issue (of restructuring) is genuinely tackled and laid to rest before elections are held so that the future could be placed on a sound footing.”