Only True Federalism Can End Insecurity, Other Problems Of Nigeria – Afenifere

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*says  the problems might remain beyond 2023


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan


The Pan Yoruba Socio political organisation, Afenifere on Tuesday alerted that the insecurity and other problems of Nigeria will remain beyond 2023 if the present is not changed to devolve power with true federalism entrenched
Afenifere raised the alarm in the communique issued at the end of its monthly meeting held at the house of its Acting National leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo signed by its  National Publicity Secretary Comrade Jare Ajayi
The Pan Yoruba Socio political organisation pointed out that no matter ” the party that takes over in 2023, the problems of Nigeria will remain, if not aggravated, if the present Constitution is not changed to devolve power with true federalism entrenched”.
” We are consistent, and now still insisting that restructuring that berths true federalism must take place before the 2023 elections.We have no doubt whatsoever that no matter the party that takes over in 2023, the problems of Nigeria will remain, if not aggravated, if the present Constitution is not changed to devolve power with true federalism entrenched”, it said

The organisation added, ” Afenifere has been consistent in its call for a replacement of the present Constitution and in Restructuring. In other words, we are consistent – and now still insisting – that Restructuring that berths true federalism must take place before the 2023 elections”. 
” We recall that many issues that Afenifere initiate could be unpopular at the beginning. For insisting on true federalism, we were dubbed as Separatists. But we are not perturbed. For, we were usually vindicated at the end of the day whenever we take a principled position. 
The Pan Yoruba Socio political organisation however called on the Federal government to declare as Terrorists all those engaging in kidnapping, and killing in and across the country, adding that the government has not succeeded in stemming the increasing spate of insecurity in the country.
” Afenifere noted with serious concern the insecurity problems in the country kept festering. The meeting joined the National Assembly and several others who have been talking on the matter, that those who have been kidnapping, and killing the people be declared as terrorists and be treated as such”.
Lamenting that ” it is unfortunate that attitude of the authority on the issue of security in the country has not succeeded in stemming the increasing spate of insecurity in the country”, Afenifere stressed, ” on  the contrary, bandits and terrorists kept getting emboldened to perpetrate their nefarious activities”. 
” It is ironical that some individuals could be seeking clemency for terrorists who are maiming and killing the people without any thoughts for the victims” 

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