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2023 Elections: Details Of Afenifere’s Meeting Emerge

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The details of the Annual General Meeting of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere has emerged.

Naija News earlier reports that members of the organisation met on Tuesday at the country home of its acting leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, in Sanya Ogbo, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.

Rising from the meeting, the group issued a communiqué signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Jare Ajayi, and made available to newsmen.

The organisation reiterated its call for the restructuring of the country and a review of the 1999 constitution before the 2023 general elections.

It opined that restructuring of the country is achievable through the adoption of the reports of the 2014 National Conference and the 2018 Mallam El-Rufai Committee of the APC on true federalism.

Also, Afenifere stressed the need for improved security in the country and urged the Muhammadu Buhari government to introduce state police equipped with the requisite means to tackle security in the states.

The communique read, “The meeting felt that one of the things that have been a great cog in the wheel of Nigeria’s progress today was the rubbishing of true federalism.

“Afenifere is convinced that restructuring of the Nigerian state before the 2023 general elections is achievable.

“It is achievable through the adoption of the reports of the 2014 National Conference and the 2018 Mallam El-Rufai Committee of the APC on true federalism with desirable modifications where necessary.

“In recent times, we have consistently expressed concern on the situation of insecurity in Nigeria today. We have also always recommended what we consider as the ways out of the unprecedented security challenges facing us.

“In this respect, we strongly call on the present administration under President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the introduction of state police equipped with requisite means to enhance security in the states and that of the federation ultimately.

“The performance of Amotekun Security Network in the South West in conjunction with the Nigerian Police has shown clearly that all the criticisms against state police are unfounded and self-serving.”

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