Afenifere, the Yoruba apex socio-political organization, has given reason it would not support President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
Spokesman of the group, Yinka Odumakin, fielding questions from Sun, said that the group was not going to support Buhari’s re-election because the president failed to deliver on his campaign promises.
He said, “We wanted the country to be restructured so that we can start on a fresh slate, the government that spent three years without carrying out restructuring, I doubt if it will do so before next year’s election.
“Therefore, in the next election, we are going to bring in a government that will restructure Nigeria on the path of productivity.
We need to try other hands in order to move the country forward and stop the killings going on across the country at the moment.”
Asked if President Buhari’s second term bid will cast doubt on his integrity, since he had promised to stay in office for one tenure, Odumakin added, “somebody said that politicians shake their heads in disbelief when people believe them.
“We are so tired of their rhetorics, and their words mean nothing, and they say anything in order to get votes. Now, he has shown the politician in him.
“He has the right to seek re-election, likewise, Nigerians have the right to vote for him or reject him.”
He also said a retired military officer from the North has agreed with him that if Buhari wins and the attack by herdsmen continues, that Nigeria will disintegrate.
He added, “I spoke with a retired military officer from the North on the situation in the country, especially the killings, and he said, if what is going on continues in 2019, that Nigeria will disintegrate and I agree with his position.”