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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Present arrangement only benefits the north, some Yoruba leaders in Buhari’s govt have sold us out — Ayo Adebanjo

 
In an interview with Vanguard newspapers, Afenifere chieftain, Ayo Adebanjo bares his mind on the state of the nation and the way forward.

He stated unequivocally that unless the country is restructured to reflect the true federalism agreed upon pre-independence, a collapse is inevitable.
"Without restructuring, there is no Nigeria, if we do not restructure now, Nigeria will break. Restructuring is not a long story; it is just that people are pretending. Restructuring means that the constitution we had at independence, which the leaders agreed to should be used, no more, no less. All other things are just looking for excuses,' he said.
He went as far as to lay the blame for the poor state we find ourselves in squarely at the foot of Northern Nigeria.
"...the northern elements are enjoying the present military constitution. The constitution that our founding fathers gave us was fair. All the inequalities in the McPherson constitution had been rectified in 1954 after our leaders went to the London Constitutional Conference. They gave us a federal constitution and the constitution of each region was written separately, unfortunately, the military canceled this constitution in 1966. It destructured Nigeria and turned a federal constitution to a unitary constitution calling it federal and that is why people say that our document is a fraudulent document. We described it as a constitution of the people but we did not make the constitution, it was the military that made it. That is why people are clamouring for the implementation of the 2014 recommendations of the National Conference, where we settled almost all the problems of Nigeria."
He said they took advantage of their long years as absolute rulers in military regimes to skew the balance in their favour and will fight to keep it that way.
"...the military skewed the constitution of the country in favour of the north. I said it before the 2015 general elections that the military created local governments arbitrarily in favour of the north. Then, they said that the local government they created in favour of the north, must be the basis of distributing Nigeria’s revenue, to which they contributed little or nothing all because they are in the military. That is where the cheating and fraud lies, that is why the Avengers are crying, that is why Boko Haram is there, that is why Biafra is rising again after 50 years."



He said Buhari's administration has created more division in the country.
"If you are serious about the country being united, you will not be creating actions that separate you; you will not make appointments that will make a section of the country to be discontented. There is no peace all over the country now because of the lopsidedness of the Buhari administration. We are under a one man dictatorship and I will proof it. When have you heard the APC holding a National Executive Council or a National Convention? It is a serious matter. The party in government must meet to decide the policy they are going to implement."
If you are serious about the country being united, you will not be creating actions that separate you; you will not make appointments that will make a section of the country to be discontented. There is no peace all over the country now because of the lopsidedness of the Buhari administration. We are under a one man dictatorship and I will proof it. When have you heard the APC holding a National Executive Council or a National Convention? It is a serious matter. The party in government must meet to decide the policy they are going to implement.

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/06/june-12-yoruba-leaders-buharis-govt-ve-sold-us-ayo-adebanjo/
 He said the ultimatum issued by some Northern youths to the Igbo living in the North to vacate the region by October 1 is calling for war.
"They are blowing the whistle for war; they are blowing the whistle for the disintegration of the nation. This is not the time such a thing must come from the north when we are accusing them of dominating the country. They are doing everything to irritate other ethnic groups in the country that is not from the northern region. You are saying that all ethnic groups resident in the north should leave. What does that imply? What is the implication of that? We are in a very precarious situation and it is very unfortunate."
 He added: "I foresee that the country will break; we do not need a crystal ball for that. The herdsmen have been invading all parts of the country, what has the Federal Government done? The herdsmen kill, maim and they burn but not one single arrest, they turned a blind eye. One day the people they are oppressing will react."

He also called out Yoruba leaders in the APC who he believes have chosen to stay silent in the face of the present state of affairs. 
Members of the APC, who are democrats, are conniving and colluding with this autocratic regime. People like Tinubu and other South West leaders, who are in the APC, should talk now. This is not what we bargained for. Is that the change we want? Is this what you led the South-West to do? They have sold out and I am sure the electorates in the South West and South-south, who were led into the APC, are not dunces.
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