Nigeria: Afenifere Restates Call for Buhari's Resignation

12 May 2021

The apex Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, yesterday restated the call for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign or step aside over his alleged inability to address insecurity and the dwindling economic challenges facing the country.

The call was made during the 95th birthday celebration of the leader of the group, Chief Reuben Fasonrati, and the dedication of a church in his honour in Iju/Ita Ogbolu in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The Acting National Leader of the group, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, said the Buhari-led government had incapacitated the country and had failed to address the increasing wave of insecurity and downturn of the economy.

Adebanjo said that with the series of challenges confronting the country, Buhari ought to have resigned long ago without being forced to.

He said the President had failed the people of the country, adding that there is no better time to leave but now.

He argued that Buhari's government can no longer handle the situation.

Adebanjo said " I have told them that in a better and civilised country, he should have gone long ago. If he has self-respect, he should have gone because everything has to fall.

"What is he presiding over? Is it over corruption, security, education? Law and order have broken down in the country for the past three years. It is only because Nigerians are over tolerance of despots; that is why he is still there".

He berated the youth for failing the country, stressing that "the younger generation has failed the country. The country was not as bad as this when we were demonstrating for self-governance.

"They want the old men to fight their cause for them. "Why should people like me be in the trenches at 93 and Baba Fasoranti at 95? Where are those in their 40s and 30s?

"When we were at their age, we were in the streets, at Lagos, London, everywhere.

"You are PDP in the morning, APC in the afternoon and SDP in the evening, and they say they are young; the youth should be ashamed of themselves."

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