Buhari presidency will encourage coups in Africa – Labour Party scribe

The National Secretary of the Labour Party, Kayode Ajulo, has said the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, would encourage coup plots in Africa if elected president of Nigeria.

Mr. Ajulo, who made this known in a statement on Sunday, therefore, urged Nigerians not to vote for Mr. Buhari, saying the APC presidential candidate scuttled democratic rule in the country.

“With Buhari as President of Nigeria, other African nations will experience coups because a former dictator will always encourage coup d’etat,” said Mr. Ajulo.

The LP chieftain also accused Yoruba leaders supporting Mr. Buhari of going against the late Obafemi Awolowo.

Mr. Ajulo said participants at a South West summit held Wednesday in Ibadan are the real enemies of the Yoruba race.
He condemned in strong terms, the summit’s assertion that only a bastard Yoruba would vote for President Goodluck Jonathan in the March 28 presidential election.

The lawyer said the former Premier of the Western region fought for the restructuring of and true federalism in Nigeria all his life. He said Mr. Jonathan was committed to implementing the outcome of the 2014 National Conference including the recommendations for restructuring and true federalism.

“These were the things Papa Awolowo fought for all his life. There has never been a time when the country is close to implementation of true federalism than now,” Mr. Ajulo said.

“We have never been so close to restructuring of Nigeria than now and those who are opposed to the re-election of President Jonathan are enemies of the Yoruba people and by extension, Pa Awolowo.

“The last public outing and the speech he made before his death was about restructuring of Nigeria and true federalism,” Mr. Ajulo said.

The Labour Party chieftain alleged that some Yoruba leaders were colluding with some Northerners to scuttle the process of restructuring Nigeria.

He said although Nigeria needed change, the change has nothing to do with a personality but with the structure the country has been operating over time.

He also argued that with the calibre of people surrounding Mr. Buhari, it would be impossible for the former head of state to fight corruption.


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