Ayo Adebanjo, a leader of Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-political organisation, has claimed that the number of Nigerians who have lost their lives under President Muhammadu Buhari was more than those who died during the civil war.
He said this while lamenting that Buhari was not sincere in his will to keep the country united.
Speaking with Tribune, Adebanjo enjoined Buhari to restructure the country because that remained the solution to killings across the country.
He said: “The number of people that have been killed under him is more than the number killed during the civil war; if Buhari really loves the country and is sincere about keeping the country together, he should restructure the country immediately. All these units in the federation should be autonomous enough to take care of security.
“I am Ayo Adebanjo. Everybody is entitled to his or her own opinion. What I am saying is that Buhari is the greatest civilian autocrat. Why? I am judging him by his actions. Will a democrat, in a democratic society, disobey court orders on two, three, four individuals? “Will a democrat, under the rule of law, invade judges’ quarters under the pretence that he wants to wipe out corruption? These are my reasons I don’t just label him. I call him a dictator by his actions and let people tell me that those actions are consistent with democratic principles. That’s all.
“Buhari is living in denial; we all know that. The whole world has been telling him that these people have been incompetent for the past four years that he has been there. That is not new; but he turned a blind eye.
“That is not a new thing at all. Buhari has all along been guilty of negligence in protecting lives and properties. People have been clamouring that these security chiefs, heads of Army, Navy and Air Force, should be changed for lack of performance. He didn’t change them. But now that he has been told that the officers are not committed, what is he doing.”