Chief Ayo Adebanjo, a chieftain of pan Yoruba group, Afenifere, has insisted that he will not recognize President Muhammadu Buhari as his president until the Supreme Court uphold his victory.
In an interview with New Telegraph, the Afenifere chieftain said that President Buhari is a product of INEC’s fraud in the 2019 general elections. For that reason he is not his president until the Supreme Court decide.
He also said that he warned the South-west against voting for Buhari, saying that they will regret voting for him because he is a dictator.
His words, “I won’t recognise him until the decision of the Supreme Court. If I don’t recognise him as president, what right do I have to say he has not done certain things? I didn’t expect anything from him because I don’t believe he was duly elected.
Asked if Buhari is holding unto a stolen mandate he said, “Of course, until the Supreme Court says otherwise. Are you not following the evidence before the tribunal, where the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is been openly disgraced for saying it hasn’t got evidence to show that Buhari scored millions during the presidential election, when people are saying there was no election. Is that the man you want me to recognise? Anyway, the case is still in court, so let us see what Supreme Court will say.
“INEC is part of the fraud; a man who used an instrument only to say it never existed, but his staff insist that it existed. That case is in court, so don’t go there. That is why I said until the case is done, I am of the view that he was not duly elected. And until the Supreme Court says otherwise, I won’t recognise him.
When asked to air his own view on Buhari’s ministerial list he said, “I don’t recognise the man who came up with the list. By discussing those elements, I will be discussing as somebody who is saying this is what I expect him to do; this is what he has not done.
“I campaigned against him not to be elected for some of the reasons you are now seeing. He is not capable of doing anything rational from what he has done. From what I knew about him on his first coming, I warned the people of the Western Region that they will regret voting for him because the man is a dictator.
“Don’t forget, I am a lawyer; you want to drag me to discuss the issue before the court because these are all the things I summarised to say no, he is not my candidate.
Adebanjo also said that the national leader of the All Progressives Congress APC, Bola Tinubu, has allowed himself to be deceived with the promise of 2023 presidency.
“Tinubu knows that they are deceiving him. They are only causing division in the South to create quarrel between the South-West and South-East. It is all part of the Fulani gimmicks. I don’t buy that and they know I don’t.
“The tricks of Fulani people like Buhari is to divide and rule. Look at it; if it is not a deceit, you say you believe in one Nigeria and you say in this Nigeria, only a section of the country will be president, one section will not be there. Does that show unity? This is one of the reasons why I disagree with them.
“The mere saying that they will not allow the South-East to produce the president is an antidote to crisis the country. How can we be in an organisation and one member of the organisation is not entitled to the benefits of the organisation.
“Secondly, Buhari knows that he is deceiving Tinubu except that Tinubu doesn’t know or is stupid not to know because there is enough evidence. He has become so paranoid of becoming president that he couldn’t see the handwriting on the wall.
“Is APC one? From what you know, which of the state of the federation is APC united to say this is going to be our candidate? The party will only be united in keeping the presidency in the North.