By Temitope Adedeji ,Akure
A Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, on Tuesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign or step aside over his inability to address insecurity and the dwindling economic challenges facing the country.
Speaking during the 95th birthday of the leader of the group and the dedication of a church in the honor of Chief Reuben Fasonrati, in Ondo State, the Acting National Leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, said the Buhari-led government has incapacitated the country and failed to address the increasing wave of insecurity and downturn of the economy.
Adebanjo said that with the series of challenges confronting the country, Buhari ought to have resigned long ago without being forced to.
He said President had failed the people of the country saying there is no better time to leave but now, noting that Buhari’s government can no longer handle the situation.
Adebanjo said: “I have told them that in a better and civilized country, he should have gone long ago. If he has self-respect, he should have gone because everything has to fall.
“What is he presiding over? Is it over corruption, security, education? Law and order have broken down in the country for the past three years. It is only because Nigerians are over-tolerance of despots, that is why he is still there.”
He lambasted the youth for failing the country .
“The younger generation has failed the country. The country was not as bad as this when we were demonstrating for self-governance.
“They want the old men to fight their cause for them. Why should people like me be in the trenches at 93 and Baba Fasoranti at 95. Where are those in their 40s and 30s.
“When we were at their age, we were in the street, at Lagos, London, everywhere and when we were in the university. What we have to say is jobbery where you can get somebody in the government to get you a job.
“You are PDP in the morning, APC in the afternoon and SDP in the evening, and they say they are young, the youth should be ashamed of themselves,” he said.
He, however, expressed optimism that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
He said: “As a Christian, I still have hope. If Nigerians are conscious of their right, and they know what to do but where is the demonstration in the country that the Buhari government must go?