Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, is worried about insecurity in Nigeria, especially as it affects the south western part of the country.
Adebanjo, who spoke at the launch of a book on late Chief Obafemi Awolowo in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, fingered President Muhammadu Buhari as being behind the crisis of insecurity bedevilling the nation.
Saying that former Lagos governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, cannot speak the truth to Buhari because of his 2023 presidential election, he disclosed that Yoruba governors, except Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo, cannot talk to Tinubu.Reiterating his call for restructuring and state police, Adebanjo said that traditional rulers had huge roles to play if the various regions of the country would be secure.
Also pointing to the recent security summit, Adebanjo said governors of the South West, except Governor Seyi Makinde, were paying lip service to the issue of insecurity for fear of not offending National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu.
To this end, Adebanjo said Nigerians must be ready to liberate themselves if their leaders continued to live up to their constitutional responsibility of providing security.
“Let no one deceive you, Buhari is behind the insecurity bedevilling the nation. I know some of you are scared of being point blank for fear of being killed. I am no more scared of dying. At this age, we must tell the truth. Buhari is the head of the Miyetti Allah cattle breeders association. Also, Tinubu can’t speak the truth because of his 2023 presidential ambition. The APC governors in the South West can’t also speak against Tinubu because he sponsored them. Only Makinde can speak up because he is without a sponsor. The security of this state is in the hands of those who are attacking us are the Fulanis headed by Buhari. So, you have to liberate yourself,” Adebanjo said.