Afenifere, the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, has said nobody has confidence in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, to the extent that nobody needs to pass a vote of no confidence in him before the whole world knows that he has failed Nigerians.
Ayo Adebanjo, leader of Afenifere, said this in an interview on Tuesday in reaction to the allegations of government toppling by the Presidency.
The Presidency had in a statement issued earlier in the day by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, claimed that some past political and disgruntled religious leaders in the country are working with external forces to overthrow the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
But Adebanjo insisted that the President already failed and there was no need for any group to gather anywhere to pass a vote of no confidence in him.
“Who is interested in passing vote of no confidence in Buhari? Who has confidence in Buhari before let alone pass any vote of no confidence in him. That is not the issue,” Adebanjo told the Punch.
“The main thing is to restructure the country back to federalism and forget all these gossips by Adesina. We don’t have to pass a vote of no confidence for the world to know we don’t have any confidence in Buhari.
“I don’t know of any group who wants to take over the government but I know those of us who want the country to be restructured in a peaceful manner.
“Those of us in Afenifere and all other groups in the South who are agitating for restructuring are the friends of Nigeria, are the friends of Buhari. I hope it is not too late for Buhari to realise this.”
The nonagenarian Afenifere leader described the 1999 Constitution as a fraud and urged President Buhari to, as a matter of urgency, return the country’s constitution to the 1964 Constitution agreed on by the founding fathers of Nigeria.