Afenifere, Yoruba socio-cultural group, has again ripped into the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
The group said the Buhari government has made past governments look like saints in every aspect of governance, by failing to live up to expectations of Nigerians.
Afenifere stated this while reacting to the interview granted by former military head of state, Ibrahim Babangida, over his reason for annulling the June 12 ,1993, presidential election won by late Moshood Kashimawo Abiola (MKO).
Babangida had during an interview on Arise Television last week, said he annulled the election to prevent a bloody coup in the country.
The former military leader also said corruption under democratic government in the country is worse than during military administration.
Sola Ebiseni, secretary-general of Afenifere, in a statement, said the excuse given by Babangida for the annulment of the June 12 election is an insult on the intelligence of Nigerians.
“Babangida has not said a new thing worthy of any reaction in respect of his treasonable acts of the annulment of the adjudged freest and fairest election in the country’s political history,” he said.
“Nigerians are not interested in any excuse being given by IBB. It is even most preposterous that IBB will only now be insulting the intelligence of Nigerians that he annulled their mandate to forestall a violent coup, which, by reasonable inference, he was aware of.
“He lost the opportunity of being the hero of democracy and father of a new Nigeria, an eternal regret that no whitewashing on television can redeem.
“However, it is no gain saying the fact that the present administration has made saints of all previous administrations in every aspect of governance.”
Afenifere also condemned an Abuja Federal High Court’s demand of 24 sureties for 12 aides of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.