- Chief Ayo Adebanjo called for the restructuring of Nigeria as a way forward
- The leader of Afenifere leader said the 1999 constutuion weakened the federating units of the country
- The Yoruba leader called for an Igbo presidency in 2023
Chief Ayo Adebanjo who is the leader of Afenifere has advocated for an Igbo presidency in 2023 saying the country cannot claimed to be united id this is not achieved.
This Day reports that the leader of the socio-political Yoruba group said this on Thursday, October 3.
Adebanjo said for the sake of the country’s unity, an Igbo person should be made president in 2023.
The Yoruba leader claimed President Muhammadu Buhari did not care about the country’s unity by not addressing the issue of restructuring in his Independence Day address.
Adebanjo said the 1999 constitution made the president over powerful and that there was need for restructuring.
Concerning the talk of a Yoruba 2023 presidency, the Afenifere leader said: “You talk about unity, that is where you will know where the sincerity lies. If you are keen about unity, will there be a unit of the country that you will deprive presidency? What does that mean for unity?
“We are talking about people who want Nigeria to stay together. How can anybody who loves this country talk of the presidency coming to the South-west in 2023. That’s why I tell you all these people are not serious, including Buhari. Why should you exclude the South-east? Is South-east not part of Nigeria?
“South-west has had, South-south has had, the North has had, why exclude the South-east if you want them to be there? That is the point I was making earlier on.”
Meanwhile, the National Republican Convention candidate in the annulled Nigeria's June 12, 1993 presidential election, Bashir Tofa, said that zoning is dead in the country, saying the idea will never promote unity among Nigerians.
Legit.ng gathers that Tofa stated this in an interview published in The Sun of Sunday, September 29, in which he said zoning is a very divisive and myopic formula.
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