Afenifere, Adams Reveals What Buhari, Others Should Do Before 2023

Afenifere, Adams Reveals What Buhari, Others Should Do Before 2023

  • Prominent southwest group, Afenifere opens up on the rebuilding bridge of the country ahead of the 2023 poll
  • The group's leader and elder statesman, Pa Ayo Adebanjo and Gani Adams believed restructuring is the only way the nation can determine its next leader
  • According to Pa Adebanjo, the unity of political leaders in the country would go a long way in changing the narrative for a better Nigeria

The Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, and the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, again revealed their positions on the restructuring of the country ahead of the 2023 elections.

The Punch reports the Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, and Adams disclosed during an interview on Sunday, February 20, while reacting to the avowal of a Yoruba group, the Afenifere Renewal Group, that it firmly believed restructuring was the single most important issue to determine the country’s leader in 2023 and onwards.

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Afenifere, Adams Reveals What Buhari, Others Should Do Before 2023
Afenifere leader says the president is not taking the issue of restructuring seriously. Photo credit: Buhari Sallau
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In his comment, Adebanjo stated that restructuring was what the Afenifere had always stood for, adding that any Yoruba man or woman must insist on restructuring before any election.

He stated:

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“Any election before restructuring is an exercise in futility."

Adams position

On his part, Adams said he supported restructuring, including regionalism for the South-West.

He noted:

“I believe that the restructuring of the region (South-West) will reduce our politicians’ desire to get power at all costs.”

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The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Saturday, January 29, said any attempt to deny the southeast the presidency in 2023 is a gang-up against the region dominated by Igbo.

Afenifere leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo said those opposed to Igbo president are discriminatory against the southeast region.

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2023: Northeast group canvasses support for Orji Uzor Kalu

In another development, a group from the northeast region - Uzor Kalu Support Group (UKSUG) has urged the Chief Whip of the Senate and former governor of Abia state, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu to run for the 2023 presidential election.

The group said Senator Kalu has wide contacts and acceptance across the country to run for the 2023 presidency.

The coordinator of UKSUG in the northeast, Mohammed Ajiji who said this in a statement seen by, added that the group believes that Senator Kalu has the professional and business acumen required to consolidate on the gains so far recorded by the Buhari administration.


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