Buhari can change Christmas Day to June 12; Yoruba’s won’t be fooled – S/West chieftain says MKO honour will not aid president in 2019
– Chief Ayo Adebanjo has described the recent June 12 declaration by President Buhari, as a political gimmick
– He said Yoruba’s are not stupid; and that if Buhari thinks he can bamboozle them with that, he has failed
– According to the elder statesman, Buhari can change Christmas Day to June 12; but that doesn’t mean that they won’t get rid of him in 2019
Chief Ayo Adebanjo, an elder statesman and chieftain of Afenifere, a Yoruba socio-cultural group, has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent declaration honouring MKO Abiola and moving Democracy Day to June 12.
In an interview with Punch, Adebanjo described the move as a political gimmick ahead of the 2019 presidential election.
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notes that he insisted that even though some people in the south-west have been praising the move, it would not swing votes in the president’s favour.
He said: “Don’t deceive yourself! Do you think Yoruba people are that stupid? We are not that stupid. Quote me; if Buhari thinks he can bamboozle the Yoruba people with that, he has failed.
“Go and ask (Asiwaju Bola) Tinubu; Tinubu himself knows that he has burnt his boat if he continues to support Buhari on the question of restructuring.
“For anybody to think that he is going to do anything for us in Yorubaland now, he should restructure the country.
“And not that we will continue with a constitution imposed on us and you begin to harass us, keep all the security people in your hand, and use this (June 12 declaration) to bamboozle us and yet, you say you are a democrat. That time is gone.
“As some people have said, he can change Christmas Day to June 12, that doesn’t mean that they won’t get rid of him in 2019.”