Buhari’s govt greatest threat to Nigeria’s peace, unity – Adebanjo

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Afenifere Leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo says President Muhammadu Buhari is not on the same page as those working for the peace and unity of Nigeria.

He stated this during a Wednesday appearance on Channels Television‘s popular “Politics Today” programme.

The 93-year-old was reacting to the controversial tweet in which the president threatened to deal with those attacking critical infrastructure, secessionists and those supporting violence across the country.

“Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand,” the president tweeted on Tuesday.

Twitter has since taken down the post, claiming it violated its rules.

Reacting, Adebanjo lamented that a few people like him warned Nigerians about Buhari’s dictatorial tendencies before he was elected in 2015 but all to no avail.

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“It is a very unfortunate statement from the President of a democratic country. I was very sad when I heard it. When I was informed, I thought it couldn’t be but I am not surprised. It is those of you who voted for Buhari in 2015 that should be amazed. I warned you then that this man is a dictator. He was born a feudalist. He is trained as a dictator and he has no respect for the rule of law.

“Let us all realise the fact that the problem of the country today against unity and peace is President Buhari. He is not on the same page as those looking for the unity and peace of this country,” Adebanjo said.

He lampooned the ongoing review of the 1999 Constitution, saying people could not partake in reviewing a document they did not make.

Adebanjo advocated a new constitution similar to the 1963 Constitution.

Similarly, he advised the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government to honour its campaign promise by restructuring the country, taking cognisance of state police, fiscal federalism, among other matters.

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