- A Yoruba group, YSG, has urged President Buhari to restructure Nigeria before 2023 election
- The group in its communique issued on Thursday, July 23, said the country may collapse if it is not restructured before 2023
- The group, however, warned that Nigeria is at the very edge of political subsidence
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Amid increased cases of coronavirus pandemic, killings, kidnapping and banditry, the Yoruba Summit Group, has declared that nothing would stop Nigeria from impending collapse if the country is not restructured before 2023 general elections.
Legit.ng reports that the group in a communique signed by Mogaji Gboyega Adejumo said that the ship of the country is veering off precariously into a precipice, adding that Nigeria is at the very edge of political subsidence.
The group said it was persuaded that nothing short of restructuring can save the country, warning that any attempt to go ahead with elections in 2023 without addressing the issue of restructuring would spell doom for Nigeria.
The communique read in part: "Notwithstanding the interests of some elements in our midst, it would be presumptuous to assume that the masses of the educated Yoruba nation will dive headlong into being part of the 2023 elections, when all elements of its execution - the Military, Paramilitary, INEC, the judiciary have been rigged and appropriated by a single very tiny minority ethnic group in a small corner of the country.
"The emerging resolve of the Yorubas not to be part of the vassal state that Nigeria has become is better managed with due accommodation before any further degeneration and obvious consequences. Our quest shall henceforth be to mobilise the masses of our peoples not to participate in any further elections until the goal of restructuring or self-determination is attained.
"The Yoruba nation is, therefore, making the clarion call for confidence-building steps to taken by the Buhari regime immediately, especially as the historic 60th anniversary of Nigeria as an independent nation beckons on October 1, 2020. Steps towards an urgent meeting of all nationalities has to be taken now to determine the nature of our relationships.
"Unless this peaceful step is heeded to, so that Nigeria heads in the right direction thereafter, the clear alternative would be for self-determination quests to proceed rapidly without any further restraint. It has become patently untenable for the Yoruba Nation to tolerate further incompetence and impunity as has been foisted on all other ethnic nationalities across Nigeria."
The Yoruba leaders who participated at the meeting included: Chief Ayo Fasoranti, chief Ayo Adebanjo, Professor Banji Akintoye, Aàrẹ Iba Gani Adams, HRH Oba Oladipo Olaitan, Olufemi Adegoke, Basorun Seinde Arogbofa, chief Kofoworola Bucknor-akerele, Ebun Sonaiya, Olusegun Mimiko, Tokunbo Awolowo-dosunmu among others.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the presumed presidential ambition of Bola Tinubu got the support of a northern-based group known as the Arewa Youths for Peace and Security (AYPS).
It was reported that the group, in a statement on Thursday, July 23, said no one can stop Tinubu’s presidential ambition if it is destined by God.
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