Afenifere, a Pan Yoruba socio-political group, has blamed youths in the country for not calling for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over insecurity and economic hardship in the country.
The group made the call on Tuesday at the 95th birthday of Reuben Fasoranti its leader, and the dedication of a church in honour of him in Iju/Itaogbolu in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Speaking at the event, the acting leader of the group, Ayo Adebanjo, said the Buhari-led government has incapacitated the country and had failed to address the increasing wave of insecurity and the downturn in the economy.
He said this is the best time for Buhari to resign if he has self-respect.
“I have told them that in a better and civilised country, he should have gone long ago. “If he has self-respect, he should have gone because everything has failed.
“What is he presiding over? Is it over corruption, security, education?
“Law and order has 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”, he said.
Speaking further, Adebanjo said “the younger generation has failed the country”.
He, however, expressed optimism that there is light at the end of the tunnel, saying “as a Christian, I still have hope.”
“If Nigerians are conscious of their right, and they know what to do but where is the demonstration in the country that Buhari government must go?”
Reverend Simeon Borokini, Bishop of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, described Fasonrati as a rare breed who has etched his mark in the sand of time.
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Also, Rotimi Akeredolu, the state governor, who was represented at the event by his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, also described Fasoranti as one of the best assets of the Yoruba nation and a hero of democracy, who should be celebrated.
“We gather here today to celebrate one of the best from the Yoruba nation.
“His selfless service stands him out and he remains one of the heroes of democracy in the country today,” Akeredolu stated.