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2023: Nigeria Not Only Negotiable, Evidently Dying – Pa Adebanjo

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Nigeria Not Only Negotiable, Evidently Dying - Adebanjo

The leader of the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo, has said that Nigeria is evidently retrogressing and might soon die due to the problems facing it.

Adebanjo asserted that some of the ways to address the challenges facing the country are restructuring, devolution of powers, fiscal federalism and state police.

The Afenifere leader stated these on Thursday during a press conference held at the Wheat Baker Hotel in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State.

He pointed out that his group will be leading the Yoruba people to demand restructuring of the country before the 2023 general elections.

Let it be heard loud and clear; Afenifere shall be leading the Yoruba people to demand substantial restructuring before any fraudulent elections might be held in 2023, and the response of the Buhari regime to these equitable demands for restructuring the country along federalist lines, in order to restore it to its roots and original agreements, shall go a long way in shaping the position of the Yoruba people in the future, but let it be heard loud and clear; Nigeria is not only negotiable, it is evidently dying.

I owe it to posterity, to speak unalloyed truth to unconscionable powers, and to clarify the position of my people, the Yoruba of the Nigerian state, so that whenever I might be recalled home, it shall be said of me, that I not only did my bit, I indeed said my bit, and the position of the Yoruba people and Afenifere, were clearly and succinctly enunciated,” he said.

He also asked President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute a Government of National Unity that will supervise the restructuring of the country.

He added: “We are not anarchists, we are not secessionists, we are democrats. We recognise that there is a democratically elected President in Aso Rock. We are not asking for Buhari’s resignation, and since the National Assembly has not seen fit to impeach him, he remains the President of Nigeria until the 29th of May, 2023.

“But it is the considered position of Afenifere that he urgently constitutes a Government Of National Unity, charged with the sole task of seeing to the restructuring of Nigeria, in consultation with the Nigerian peoples.”

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