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1 Feb 2018

Why Buhari can’t succeed in keeping Nigeria together – Adebanjo

Afenifere Chieftain of Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo, has warned that President Muhammadu Buhari’s plans to keep Nigeria together by force won’t work.
The elder statesman noted that Buhari’s planned move won’t work because he has refused to implement the recommendations of the 2014 national conference. Speaking with The Sun, Adebanjo said, “Buhari wants to keep the country together by force. But if he is sincere about keeping us together in peace, the 2014 national conference recommendations are clear and enough to achieve that, but they are trying to dismiss it. They say they didn’t do it and that the delegates were not elected.
“If there is anything there that you don’t agree with bring it up let us remove such a thing; if there is anything that is not there let us put it and agree on it. You cannot set up any assembly that will be of better quality than what we had at the 2014 conference.
“The conference cut across every section of the country. I believe that those calling for restructuring are those that want this country to remain together, anybody saying anything contrary is an opposition to the unity of Nigeria.
“We are already united, what we are saying is that the unity must be on agreed terms as we had under the 1954 constitutional conference that produced the independence constitution.”
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