The pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Wednesday, called for a Government of National Unity (GNU) ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The body noted that the GNU would help tackle insecurity challenges and midwife a new democratic government.
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Afenifere made the call in a communiqué issued after a meeting held at the country home of its acting leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, in Isanya Ogbo in Ogun State.
The communiqué, signed by the national publicity secretary, Jare Ajayi, also said President Muhammadu Buhari lacked the capacity to resolve the country’s challenges, hence the need for the GNU.
The communique reads in part: “After extensive deliberations, Afenifere resolved as follow: The situation in the country is now so dire that there is an urgent need to approach the issue in a more decisive manner. In view of the seriousness of the situation and considering the fact that the present administration under President Muhammadu Buhari has shown that it is incapable and unwilling to tackle the identified problems, Afenifere hereby strongly advocates for a Government of National Unity.
“Such a government of national unity is to tackle the insecurity problems and midwife a new democratic government.
“Once again, Afenifere is reiterating its position that Restructuring of the Nigerian state must take place before the much vaunted elections.
“We also recommend that states that are ready must be allowed to establish their own police forces. The performance of Amotekun Security Network in the South West, in conjunction with the Nigeria Police Force, has shown clearly that all the criticisms against state police are unfounded and self-serving.”