Afenifere charges Buhari to send Restructuring Bill to NASS

Afenifere charges Buhari to send Restructuring Bill to NASS

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to send a Bill on restructuring to the National Assembly.

This came in the wake of remarks by President Buhari in his Democracy Day speech; that the responsibility for restructuring the country as being clamoured by some Nigerians lies with the National Assembly.

However, in his reaction on Sunday, June 12, the Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Jare Ajayi in a statement; asked the President to, as a matter of urgency, send the bill on restructuring and power devolution to the legislative arm.

Doing this, the group noted, would “Nigerians to believe that he meant what he says.”

On the president’s claim that his administration has not done badly in the last six years; Afenifere declared that “Nigerians were far better off in virtually everything in 2015 than they are presently.”

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“For the President to claim that the country is better now than in 2015 clearly shows that he is not in touch with reality or that he has a different measurement when comparing the two eras,” he added.

The body regretted that the president confessed the seeming helplessness of his administration in combating the insecurity that was about to consume the country presently.

The president had said that he “was ‘more pained than anyone can imagine with the ongoing security challenges because… they have increased the hunger, pain, and anger in the land’. President Buhari needs not to tell us all these as we are already aware and are feeling it. What is expected of him is to take concrete steps to tackle the challenges he enumerated so perfectly.”

The President was also accused of being insensitive going by what he (the President) confessed that he told Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State when the latter came to him with pictures of the destruction during the #EndSars protest in Lagos.

Afenifere accused President Buhari of shifting blame and responsibilities when pressed on what his government ought to do.

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