Ayo Adebanjo, acting leader of Afenifere, Yoruba socio-political group, on Wednesday said Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, has the right to contest the 2023 presidential election, but he won’t get the support of the Yoruba group until the Nigerian constitution is significantly amended.
POLITICS NIGERIA recalls that on Monday, the former governor of Lagos met President Muhammadu Buhari to inform him of his intention to run for the 2023 presidency. Reactions have continued to trail the colossal politician’s announcement. Now, Adebanjo stressed that the group will not queue behind any candidate until the country is restructured before 2023.
Daily Trust quotes Adebanjo as saying: “Your man has every right to contest the election, he is not disabled, so what is the big deal about that?
“We are not contending who is the President now because we don’t believe in the constitution that we have. Until that constitution is changed, then we will talk on where the President will be.
“We have no candidate now until that constitution is changed because I don’t want to go on uncharted sea that is the implication now.
“You must believe in the constitution before you say I want to be a part of it. I am not going to be part of the constitution or election that operates a military constitution. That’s the bone of contention and which President Buhari himself has not disputed. The constitution we have is a military one.”