STATE OF THE NATION: If Buhari has self-respect, he should’ve resigned – Afenifere


THE pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, said, yesterday, that if President Muhammadu Buhari has self-respect, he should have resigned or stepped aside.

Afenifere’s acting National Leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, said this during the 95th birthday ceremony of Pa Reuben Fasoranti and the dedication of a church in his honour, at Iju/Ita Ogbolu, in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Adebanjo said that President Buhari ought to have resigned over his administration’s inability to address insecurity, and the dwindling economic challenges confronting the country.

He said: “The President has failed the people of the country; there is no better time to leave but now. Buhari’s government can no longer handle the situation.

“I have told them that in a better and civilized country he should have gone long ago. If he has self-respect, he should have gone because everything has fallen apart.

“What is he presiding over? Is it over corruption, security, education? Law and order have broken down in the country for the past three years.

“It is only because Nigerians are over-tolerance of despots that is why he is still there.”

The Afenifere chieftain also berated the youths, saying they have failed the country.

“The younger generation has failed the country. The country was not as bad as this when we were demonstrating self-governance.

“They want the old men to fight their cause for them. Why should people like me be in the trenches at 93 and Baba Fasoranti at 95? Where are those in their 40s and 30s?