Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-political movement, is not pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Bola Tinubu’s election victory.
The ruling of the Supreme Court, according to the leading Yoruba group, has rendered the nation’s election system useless.
Following its monthly meeting at Pa Ayo Adebanjo’s residence in Isanya-Ogbo, Ogun State, Afenifere issued a communiqué in which it denounced the Supreme Court for validating what it described as election malpractice that contributed to Tinubu’s win.
“Afenifere is appalled by the Supreme Court’s recent ruling, especially in relation to the Presidential Election, which appeared to condone electoral malpractice.
“Sadly, the public’s demand for quality control through technology developments and the substantial financial investments made in this respect have resulted in electoral advancements that were made unnecessary by the Supreme Court’s decision.”
The mainstream Yoruba organization reiterated the need for true federalism but emphasized that this step is the only way to properly reconstruct the nation so that all of its constituent communities feel like they belong.
Nigeria is made up of firmly established ethnic groups that, as a result of their departure from the core ideas of federalism, have been unable to unite into a single nation.
“Nigeria would remain a mere geographical manifestation unless it is governed on the principles of true federalism, which provide inclusivity, fairness, equality, justice, and a sense of belonging to all its constituent communities.