Leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has said that he would not show his support to even his own son if he emerged the Presidential candidate of any political party, if the nation’s Constitution is not reviewed before the 2023 general elections.
Chief Adebanjo said this during a biweekly meeting of Yoruba Global Council, a body of progressive Yoruba sons and daughters at home and in the Diaspora. The theme of the meeting was tagged: ‘The Platform’.
The body which seeks respect and good placement for Yoruba nation in Nigeria project also drew accolades from chief Adebanjo who commended the body for bringing themselves globally to promote unity as well as protect the interests of Yoruba sons and daughters home and abroad.
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Spokesperson for the YGC, Prof. Lere Amusan, had highlighted the mission and vision of the group to Chief Ayo Adebanjo to include the restructuring of Nigeria which, he said, could only be a palliative measure to solve many pressing challenges Nigeria is facing today.
In the words of Chief Adebanjo, “I tell you that if my son emerges as a Presidential candidate of any political Party, I will not support him if Nigeria is not restructured”.
Chief Adebanjo applauded the motive of the group, while insisting that if Nigeria is not restructured before 2023 election, the country would continue to dwell in the same problem.
While speaking with the members of the Yoruba Global Council (YGC), the Yoruba leader maintained that the President Muhammadu Buhari regime had deliberately ignored the restructuring of the country which was part of his central campaign mantra.
Adebanjo, while making reference to the Presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, said he advised Bola Tinubu that before becoming the Presidential flag bearer of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), he should, in the first place, negotiate the restructuring of the country.