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2023: Presidential Election Not Feasible Without Constitutional Change – Adebanjo
A chieftain of Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, on Wednesday said, the presidential election in 2023 is not feasible until there is a change in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Adebanjo when asked on the criteria for Afenifere to back a presidential candidate said, “I don’t see the practicability of an election in 2023 without a change of the constitution with all the inequities and iniquities in it.”
He stated this while speaking on PUNCH Online interview programme, The Roundtable.
The Afenifere chieftain further stated that Nigeria can not be productive under President Muhammadu Buhari government until the restructuring of the country.
He said the president has his personal agenda for not wanting to restructure the country despite overwhelming clamour for it by the people of the South-West, South-East and the South-South geopolitical zones.
Adebanjo said, “I have been saying it all along that Buhari should restructure this country to federalism, let us agree on the way to live together in peace. I don’t want the country to break.”
“If there is equity in this government, nobody will want to leave but where there is oppression, you will like to go out.”
“I and Afenifere campaigned for Buhari in 2015 when he said he was going to do restructuring. I have been repeating this and they have not denied this. Nobody hates him. At that time, we thought he was the most honest man in the country. We supported him against Atiku. And now, he gets there with his private agenda.”
“Anybody as at now who does not support the restructuring of the country so that there will be an autonomous region, so that the states will be autonomous is the one who wants to break the country.”
“Buhari wants to break this country by refusing to restructure the country because he cannot rule us by force and an attempt to do so, will break this country. I am repeating it. Let Lai Mohammed come and arrest me for fake news. If he (Buhari) refuses to agree to a constitution agreed on by all of us, he will break this country.”