In the communiqué read by the Publicity Secretary of the group, Mr Yinka Odumakin, Afenifere insisted that the country “had virtually become ungovernable and unless it is restructured and restored to federalism, it will collapse.”
“As Nigeria enters the worst recession in 33 years and the second in five years of President Muhammadu Buhari, we are equally besieged by attendant poverty, as insecurity worsens across the land with kidnappers, armed robbers and bandits on the prowl and government helpless and unable to govern effectively.
“And nobody should take this country on any childish ride, we should just implement report of the 2014 Conference now,” it reads.
Afenifere also accused the Federal Government of alleged clannishness while calling for immediate reopening of Seme border and other gateways within the southern parts of the country.
“The meeting condemned Buhari government’s attitude of a dog that breastfeeds its own puppies and kills other animals for lunch as per management of borders.
“While the Seme and other southern borders have been closed for a year now against our people and recently opened for the use of Dangote and BUA, Nigeria is constructing a rail line and about N30 billion highway to connect with Fulani in Niger Republic with whom the Fulani running Nigeria have cultural kinship.
“We reject this apartheid policy and demand the reopening of Seme and other southern borders now,” the communiqué partly reads.
KanyiDaily recalls that a Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo had said Nigeria is fast becoming a ‘failed and badly divided state’ under the leadership of President Buhari.