The pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to save the country from disintegration by heeding calls for restructuring.
According to the group, this is the only solution that could halt any form of disintegration of the country.
The acting National Leader of the group, Ayo Adebanjo, made the call on Friday, after a meeting held at his country home in Ogbo Ijebu, Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State.
He also advised President Buhari to bury the idea of general elections come 2023 without the necessary restructuring of the country to the path of federalism
“I urged President Muhammadu Buhari to bury the idea of holding an election before returning to federalism by restructuring the country now.
“There must be a country before elections are held; it would be patriotic of him to heed this advice. If Buhari is sincere about keeping the country together, he must restructure the country now; this is the only answer to halt the disintegration of the country. To save Nigeria, restructure the country now,” Adebanjo said.
He added that the consistent advocacy for the restructuring of the country to federalism is based on the founding philosophy of Afenifere.
Adebanjo appreciated other groups such as PANDEF, The Northern Elders Forum, Arewa Consultative Forum, and Middle Belt Forum for joining in the restructuring crusade for a greater and better Nigeria
He also hailed the Southern Governors Forum for joining the calls for restructuring adding that it was good that such is coming out from leaders who have the interest of the country at heart.