Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Aare Gani Adams, at the weekend said President Muhammadu Buhari is grandstanding on the sensitive issue of restructuring.
He added that with the present situation in the country, there are indications that Nigeria might not last beyond 2023.
The Yoruba leader spoke in Lagos, at a special Thanksgiving service organised to celebrate his birthday.
He said there was urgent need to restructure Nigeria. He said the clamour for restructuring was long overdue because the present political arrangement was not working.
“President Muhammadu Buhari knew that Nigeria is more divided now than the time he became president in 2015. He knew that the entire system is in comatose that is why the agitations and protests are becoming very rampant, but rather than addressing the sensitive issues, the president seems to be grandstanding, pretending as if nothing is happening”
The Aare blamed the sudden increase in the price of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol as wickedness of the leaders to the plights of Nigerians, saying the suffering associated with the increasing price of petrol was uncalled-for, describing it as an attempt to suffer the mass of the people.
“Nigerians are hungry and angry. We cannot continue like this.The pain is becoming too much. For instance, the #EndSARS struggle was a testimony of the protracted suffering of Nigerians, but the truth still remains that until we restructure this country by adopting the popular regionalism, we will continue to suffer and make no progress as a nation”,he said
Adams lambasted the FG for treating the #EndSARS protesters as common criminals for expressing their views.
“It is sad that accounts of protesters are being frozen for embarking on the protests. ll over the world, protesters have the right to embark on peaceful protests. It is their legitimate rights. Therefore, it is in the interest of the government to listen and address issues because the issue of #ENDSARs protest is beyond police brutality,” he said.