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Afenifere sends crucial message to Tinubu on restructuring

A Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has advised President Bola Tinubu to immediately restructure Nigeria adding that he has no excuse for not doing so.

Speaking after a meeting on Tuesday, publicity secretary of the pan-Yoruba group, Mogaji Gboyega Adejumo, announced the completion of the group’s comprehensive blueprint for restructuring the country.

He noted that Tinubu, having risen to power on the platform of their ideology, must deliver on his promises to the Nigerian people.

The blueprint, according to him, advocates for the adoption of a parliamentary system of government, which Afenifere believes will reduce the cost of governance, fight corruption, and make elections more affordable.

Afenifere reminded Tinubu of his history as an advocate for restructuring, citing his legal battles with the federal government during former President Obasanjo’s administration as evidence of his commitment.

The group insisted that Tinubu, as a product of Afenifere’s ideology, must not waver in his resolve to implement the much-needed reforms.

“Tinubu himself is a product of Afenifere, he was elected on the platform and ideology of Afenifere. He took the federal government to court under the leadership of former President Obasanjo for 31 times in an effort to implement restructuring,” Adejumo stated.

“But now that Tinubu is in a position of power, he is accountable to all of us as a product of Afenifere. This reflects the collective desire of the Yoruba people, as demonstrated during the Afenifere gathering in Adamasingba, Ibadan, Oyo State in 2017, where we unequivocally expressed our demand for restructuring.

“The 2017 meeting also included representatives from the South-South, South-East, and the Middle Belt, marking the inception of what we now call the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum. We continue to convene at this forum, awaiting submissions from other zones.

“We are submitting what we presented at the 2014 National Conference, albeit with some modifications. Subsequently, we will present it to the National Assembly for their approval,” Adejumo added.

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  1. Instead of encouraging him to address national issues, you are concern with tribal agenda and game.

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