- Chief Ayo Adebanjo has reacted to the presidency’s response to the call for restructuring
- The elder statesman said the refusal of President Buhari to heed to the call is suspect
- Adebanjo pointed out that some prominent Nigerians were in support of restructuring
An elder statesman and chieftain of the apex Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo has faulted the presidency’s response to the call for restructuring.
Adebanjo told This Day that President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to heed the call for restructuring has confirmed the views of some Nigerians who have accused him of promoting a Fulanisation agenda for Nigeria.
He questioned why the president would be indifferent to the calls for restructuring when some prominent Nigerians were favouring it.
“If Pastor Adeboye, Professor Wole Soyinka, Aare Afe Babalola, President Olusegun Obasanjo, Chief Edwin Clark, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Chief John Nwodo, Dr. Pogu (Bitrus) and many other distinguished Nigerians’ calls to restructure now or break up is blackmail and intimidation then President Buhari has confirmed the view of patriotic Nigerians who have accused him of not being interested in a United Nigeria but in his private agenda of Fulanisation of Nigeria."
Meanwhile, the senior pastor and founder of DayStar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi has chided the presidency for its recent press statement threatening prominent Nigerians who have warned that Nigeria may soon break-up.
Adeyemi, 53, is one of the most respected and popular Pentecostal Christian leaders in Nigeria.
He was reacting to the presidency statement signed by Garba Shehu warning that the Buhari administration won't succumb to such utterances.
In another news, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) on Wednesday, September 30 warned that the country is at the verge of collapsing.
The CBCN in an address to mark Nigeria's 60th independence anniversary wondered how Nigerians can conveniently celebrate the occasion amidst huge borrowings with colossal interest to be paid back.
The group expressed displeasure over the state of the nation.
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