Chief Ayo Adebanjo, the Leader of the Yoruba Socio-cultural Organisations (Afenifere), has alleged that the current constitution of Nigeria was imposed by the Northern Muslim Military officers.
Chief Ayo said that there no other region which contributed to the creation of the constitution before the North handed it over to Olusegun Obasanjo, who was the former president of Nigeria in 1999.
He further made claims while speaking at the opening session of video conference organized by a groups, the Governance Index tagged, “Coronavirus Pandemic: it is time to reevaluate the political structures of the country,” held in Lagos.
The elder statesman also alleged that President Buhari is not interested in Nigeria’s unity anymore.
Chief Ayo explained that Buhari’s refusal to restructure Nigeria was responsible for the mirage of problems facing the nation.
He further said: “The present constitution is an imposed constitution by the Muslim military in the North. Nobody contributed to it. Even General Abdulsalami said he did not know what was in the constitution before he swore in former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
“I will say without any hesitation that we are all deceiving ourselves. President Buhari is not interested in keeping this country together, that is why we are having this problem, that is why we are putting square pegs in round holes, and that is why we tell him to keep to the constitution by the appointments he is making, but he said no.
‘’I can only work with people I have confidence in, which is against the federal character principle that the whole country is talking about. Buhari simply turns deaf ears to the agitation for restructuring that has been on for over five years.
“Buhari ignored the recommendations of the 2014 constitutional conference, he ignored the manifesto of his party, and even ignored the recommendations of his party, that is why I say we are not practicing democracy in this country.
“There is no sincerity on the part of the far North in putting this country together.”