The leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, has said the nation’s rising insecurity has justified the group’s refusal to back President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 and 2019.
He stated this at the 70th-anniversary thanksgiving service of the Ondo State chapter of Afenifere held at Saint David Cathedral, Akure, the State capital, on Sunday.
The elder statesman said corruption and nepotism were the hallmarks of Buhari’s administration for the past six years.
“We were justified in not supporting President Muhammadu Buhari. He has not been doing well, that is why we did not support him. There is insecurity in the land. There is corruption everywhere,” Fasoranti said.
“All those who committed one crime or the other, he left them in office to continue their nefarious activities. Those who he should sack, he left them in office. Thank God we did not support him in his elections.
“My daughter was killed in Ore on her way to Lagos; up till now, they have not concluded the trial. I know justice will be done.”
Speaking on Afenifere’s 70th anniversary, Fasoranti recalled that the group had it hard during the military regime, adding that members were sent to prison or exile for championing democracy.
He said the struggle for democracy during the NADECO days tested the faith of members, who either renounced their membership or fled to exile.