Ayo Adebanjo says no president-elect, Afenifere calls for suspension of national census

Ayo Adebanjo says no president-elect, Afenifere calls for suspension of national census

Ayo Adebanjo, the leader of the apex Yoruba socio-cultural organization, Afenifere, has stated that Nigeria currently does not have a president-elect.

In an interview with Arise TV, Pa Adebanjo insisted that what the country currently has is “a sham that will be pulled in due course.”

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He said INEC jettisoned constitutional methodology to declare the former Lagos State governor as the president-elect.

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress the winner of the February 25 presidential election.

Opposition parties including the People’s Democratic Party PDP and Labour Party and others are contesting the outcome in court.

Adebanjo said further, “It is just the result of a bad government. A disaster that God will help us to get rid of. I can assure you there is no President-elect at all; it is just a sham that should be pulled in due course.

“This is a game we all see. We are all living witnesses to it. Why don’t you [INEC] follow the laws that will guide the elections?”

In another development, The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere has called on the Federal Government to put all plans and arrangements to conduct the forthcoming National Housing and Population Census in Nigeria on a complete hold.

This was contained in a communique at the end of its monthly meeting held at the residence of Afenifere’s Acting Leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo in Isanya Ogbo, Ogun State.

According to the group, Nigerians have been traumatised, especially by the pervasive insecurity, and “marooned in an economic quagmire that, in the last eight years, has rendered life most uninspiring, nasty, brutish and short.”

“It is rather shameful and painful that the President would celebrate, as an achievement, the purported containment of insecurity in Abuja, where the sovereignty of the nation has been wantonly challenged by terrorists,” the group said.

Afenifere further appealed to the judiciary to ensure that “all petitions in respect of the presidential election are timeously and justly resolved before the end of the tenure of Buhari administration as the only way the confidence of Nigerians in its intervention may be earned.”

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