President of Yoruba World Congress, Prof. Banji Akintoye, has said President Muhammadu Buhari may end up becoming Nigeria’s last president for failing to win the confidence of Nigerians who already grew tired of his government and want out of the union.
He said the president made so much noise about his integrity and disgust for corruption, yet his administration has further cemented the belief that corruption is a part of Nigeria’s culture.
Akintoye who made the statement in an interview with Daily Sun, also added that Nigeria’s condition is too bad that not even restructuring would save it but disintegration.
He said, “Corruption is the culture of governance, and leadership in Nigeria. It has become part and parcel of our culture.
“In 2014, when Buhari was campaigning to be elected, he made so much promise to tackle corruption, but today has anything changed? No. Corruption appears to be more thriving, and the situation is not helped by the fact that Buhari himself is not running a transparent government. He appears to be running a government with hidden agenda to promote the interests of one section of the country over others.
“Although they’ve set up probe panels on some of these cases but what is going to be the outcome? Nigerians no longer have confidence in the government again. But Nigerians can’t continue this way.
“My fear for this country is that if we continue this way, Buhari may be Nigeria’s last President. There is a lot of bottled emotions, and anger across the country, and this is why the agitations for self-determination have become stronger today than ever before.
On whether the Southwest’s push for self-determination would among to treason, he responded, “It doesn’t, and I don’t agree with those saying so. Even the constitution guarantees freedom of association. It was the amalgamation of 1914 that forcefully brought different nations together.
“Nigeria is made up of so many nations. Moreover, this is not the first time that people have been calling for breakup of Nigeria if that will bring the desired peace. Notable Nigerians including late Chief Anthony Enahoro, and Prof. Ango Abdullali, the leader of the Northern Elders Forum have publicly done so, without anybody harassing them, and this agitation will continue as long as oppression, and injustice continue to pervade the country.”
On whether restructuring is a solution to ending agitations in the country, he said, “Nigeria has gone beyond restructuring. What we should be talking about now is negotiated break up. That is the only solution to Nigeria’s problems.”