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Why Nigeria’s Problems Will Persist Even After Buhari Leaves Office— Afenifere

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Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere says it won’t sacrifice the curiosity of the Yoruba folks in a bid to maintain Nigeria one.

The group acknowledged this in a communique issued on the finish of its assembly held on the house of its performing chief, Ayo Adebanjo in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.



Afenifere within the communique signed by its Publicity Secretary, Jare Ajayi stated it’s satisfied that irrespective of which celebration takes over the federal government in 2023, the issues confronting Nigeria will stay.

It additional stated the 2 choices open for Nigeria is both to return to the 1963 Structure or convene a gathering of ethnic nationalities and associated stakeholders.

It stated, “For certain, Afenifere believes within the unity of Nigeria however not on the expense of Yoruba curiosity. To us, the truism, ‘charity begins at house’ means a lot to us.

“Afenifere significantly and comprehensively thought of the present political trajectory of the nation. The assembly was in little question that the majority, if not the entire issues bedevilling Nigeria wouldn’t have arisen if the unique structure agreed upon by our founding fathers had not been jettisoned. 

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”The nation ought to return to the 1963 Structure that was abrogated by the army or within the various, the assembly of ethnic nationalities and associated stakeholders ought to be conveyed. Such a gathering would offer a chance for all of us to redefine the idea of staying collectively. We’re nonetheless very a lot satisfied that it’s in both of the 2 propositions that options to quite a few issues afflicting Nigeria lie.”
 
Afenifere additional stated the 1999 structure ought to be changed and the nation restructured earlier than the 2023 basic elections

It added, “Restructuring that berths true federalism should happen earlier than the 2023 elections. We recall that many points that Afenifere initiated may very well be unpopular at the start. For insisting on true federalism, we have been dubbed as separatists. 

“However we aren’t perturbed. For, we have been often vindicated on the finish of the day each time we take a principled place. We have now little question in anyway that irrespective of the celebration that takes over in 2023, the issues of Nigeria will stay, if not aggravated if the current Structure just isn’t modified to devolve energy with true federalism entrenched.”

The group referred to as on the Nigerian Authorities to declare kidnappers and bandits as terrorists and be handled as such

“It’s unlucky that angle of the authority on the problem of safety within the nation has not succeeded in stemming the rising spate of insecurity within the nation. 

“Quite the opposite, bandits and terrorists saved getting emboldened to perpetuate their nefarious actions. It’s ironic that some people may very well be searching for clemency for terrorists who’re maiming and killing the folks with none ideas for the victims.”

These on the assembly have been the Deputy Chief, Oba Oladipo Olaitan, the Assistant Secretary-Basic, Leke Mabinuori, Chief Cornelius Adebayo, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, Chief Supo Sonibare, Abagun Kole Omololu, Senator Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele, Senator Gbenga Kaka, Chief Dayo Duyile, Dr Yomi Atte and Prof Opeyemi Agbaje amongst others.

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