The pan Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has said Nigeria is dying under President Muhammadu Buhari and needs restructuring to survive.
The group also said it had not asked Buhari to resign as he remained the democratically elected president.
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“But it is the considered position of Afenifere that he should urgently constitute a Government of National Unity, charged with the sole task of seeing to the restructuring of Nigeria, in consultation with the Nigerian peoples,” Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, said at a press conference Thursday in Lagos.
Adebanjo said the president was not being honest about restructuring because he had promised to restructure the country right from when he contested in 2007.
He said the group would no longer be ‘fooled’ by any 2023 presidential candidate promising restructuring as an agenda, insisting that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government used restructuring as bait to get the support of the Yoruba and some Afenifere leaders.
Afenifere accused the president of being an ethnoreligious bigot happily “wearing his ethnic and religious supremacist uniforms and has never pretended to be anything else.”
It added that the Nigerian state that was negotiated before independence in 1960 was long dead.