The Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has declared support for the aspiration of former vice president Atiku Abubakar to become next president come 2019.
The group’s position emerged on Sunday when it hosted Atiku in Lagos during which its leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, said, “You (Atiku) have been writing about restructuring over a decade ago. You gave me your commitment to restructure Nigeria within six months in one of our meetings several years ago. “When people talk about good governance and promise good road, agricultural development and all that, we just laugh.
“There must be a country first before any development. Nigeria can not have peace and stability without restructuring.
“We know that there is no greater champion of restructuring from the North than Atiku.”
In his own remark, the former VP stated, “In my entire political career, I have not seen Nigeria in a state of danger that may affect its existence as a country as at today. This is because – just like a house- if you get a faulty foundation that building is not likely to last. This is where we find ourselves. “As a Vice President, I came to Lagos then to discuss why we should restructure this country so that we can survive and provide leadership for West Africa, Africa and the rest of the world.
“That lecture earned me a query from my boss then. I can assure you that I will restructure Nigeria within six months of my administration.”