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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Afenifere chieftain Ayo Adebanjo calls for restructuring, says the present arrangement only benefits the north

In this very revealing interview with Vanguard newspapers, Afenifere chieftain, Ayo Adebanjo bares his mind on the state of the nation and the way forward. He stated unequivocally that unless the country is restructured to reflect the true federalism agreed upon pre-independence, a collapse is inevitable.
He went as far as to lay the blame for the poor state we find ourselves in squarely at the foot of Northern Nigeria.

He said they took advantage of their long years as absolute rulers in military regimes to skew the balance in their favour and will fight to keep it that way. He also called out Yoruba leaders in the APC who he believes have chosen to stay silent in the face of the present state of affairs. This interview is a must read. Read more here

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are right sir. God bless all the people who say the truth without biase, their generations even the unborn ones will continue to be blessed.

Anonymous said...

These are true Nigerians who care about the poor and the less privileged. Our Igbo leaders won't say anything now. That's why I like Yoruba people, they are very outspoken.

Anonymous said...

Shame on our Igbo leaders like Ngige, who said our suffering is our own making. People like Ngige is giving the parasite Hausa the go ahead to continue with their parasite life. God bless you sir Ayo Adebanjo. We all fought for the Abiola mandate that the parasite Hausa annulled.

Andre Cooper said...

Na now Yorubas dey wake up from their slumber abi? Nice still!

osden chemicals said...

Learnt more than a tin or two

Anonymous said...

Its hapening Linda... I told u earlier ....I saw it in my dream.

Anonymous said...

Na Igbo man wey dey shop wan speak for you? The young one should speak up . The injustice is too much. Yorubas are even benefitting. Igbos and Niger delta are the worse hit.

Anonymous said...

I don't agree with these yoruba leaders... one Nigeria is the key...i don's support a seperate nation at all. We all need each other to stand as one. They appear to be playing the game Kanu is playing. Do you honestly think Kanu will work with the yorubas...he sees you all as dirty, and animals. Enough said

Anonymous said...

As ojukwu said to ken saro wiwa. I am saying to Yorubas today ....GOOD MORNING

JP said...

The promises of the future are very seductive. We need to be careful. While the future thrives on promises, history is built on facts.

There is nothing in Africa's history that shows that the breakaway republics of Oodua, Biafra or Arewa will be viable.

Eritrea and South Sudan are Africa's youngest countries. Eritrea broke away from Ethiopia since 93, and South Sudan broke away from Sudan just about 7 years ago.

Eritrea, which is now over 20 years old, is one of Africa's most repressive, backward and least developed countries. And the same dictator has ruled the country since independence.

South Sudan has not known peace since its independence which it finally won after more than 40 years of civil war. The dreams of a prosperous and united nation are far from what that country is today.

Since independence in both countries, MILLIONS of people have lost their lives.

Africa's history clearly shows that breaking away is usually the beginning, and not the end, of the problems.

There is a common belief among our Christian folk. We often believe that our "case is different."

What most of you who don't value Nigeria don't know is how highly the rest of Africa looks up to us. This is the first time in recent history that a nation of black people is emerging as a strong force on the continent.

There is power in numbers. The republics of Oodua, Biafra and Arewa will NEVER be able to achieve alone what we can achieve together as Nigeria.

The only to fix Nigeria is to fix it. Secession for any group or region will surely open Pandora's box.

Anonymous said...

That's true.

Anonymous said...

Sharap! Did Kanu tell you that? Swerve abeg, let's talk better thing.

Anonymous said...

So you like the present situation of Nigeria right? After everything you said, you did not offer any solution to resolve the inequality going on. So we should continue like this, labouring for the Hausas to be enjoying and feeling entitled right? You should've also suggested we remain under British rule, because of the fear of the unknown. After all, it was after the British gave us independence that oil was discovered of which Hausa has been guiding jealously and hanging unto "one Nigetia" doing everything possible to keep "Nigeria" in between their legs. They can do everything to hold and keep Nigeria in between their groins including making Nigeria Islamic state by Babangida, killing Abiola, imprisoning anybody that thinks otherwise and keeping the Igbos under so that they don't rise up and challenge them. They feel Igbos are the likely ones that can question their guts stubbornly.

Anonymous said...

So you like the present situation of Nigeria right? After everything you said, you did not offer any solution to resolve the inequality going on. So we should continue like this, labouring for the Hausas to be enjoying and feeling entitled right? You should've also suggested we remain under British rule, because of the fear of the unknown. After all, it was after the British gave us independence that oil was discovered of which Hausa has been guiding jealously and hanging unto "one Nigetia" doing everything possible to keep "Nigeria" in between their legs. They can do everything to hold and keep Nigeria in between their groins including making Nigeria Islamic state by Babangida, killing Abiola, imprisoning anybody that thinks otherwise and keeping the Igbos under so that they don't rise up and challenge them. They feel Igbos are the likely ones that can question their guts stubbornly.

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