​2016 budget: ​ Afenifere ​tackles Buhari​, wants confab report implemented​

The Pan-Yoruba Socio Political group, Afenifere, has described the contents of the 2016 national budget as unrealistic and not targeted at recovering the failing economy.

It also suggested that restructuring of the country as recommended by the ​2014 national conference report was the only way out of the present economic woes.

Speaking through its spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, after its meeting in Akure on Tuesday, Afenifere said excessive borrowing captured in the budget ​i​ndicated that the federal government was running away from solving the present problems of the economy which requires diversification.

Afenifere urged the National Assembly to properly scrutinise every budget line so as to ensure the country had a budget that would bring prudence into the system.

The group noted that for the country to get out of the current economic crisis, the federal government should immediately consider the restructuring of the country ​in line with​  the recommendations of the 2014 national conference.

“We  were embarrassed and scandalized by the processes that characterised the presentation of 2016 budget which is unprecedented in the history of our country,” ​Mr. ​Odumakin said.

“That a budget will be presented, declared missing​, without knowing​,​ another one will surface and then the​ p​resident will now write on the matter.

“If they were mistakes in the earlier budget presented, government should have come out clean and said sorry, we made mistakes and we want to correct the errors.

“We hope that the federal government will not allow it to happen again in our country, it is embarrassing and scandalous​,​”​ he said.​

While showing support for the anti-corruption war, the group urged the p​resident not to be selective and sectional in the fight.

According to ​the group, the anti-corruption war should not be the only agenda of the government, instead the government should concentrate on rebuilding the economy‎.


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  • Chuks

    Afenifoolishness have started their rant again. Jobless Odumakin! It is so disgusting that such a double faced ‘transport fare’ pay per day politician will be the spokesman of a Yoruba group. National Conference my foot. A group of visionless people wasted resources in Abuja to produce a useless word document/term paper. They recommended creation of more states without any foresight on the international oil price. What about the conference report by the Obasanjo regime by the same rogue party PDP populated by charlatans and criminals?

    • Say the truth

      A group of visionless people wasted resources in Abuja to produce a useless word document/term paper. That group of visionless people included your heroe and fellow APC apologist like Tunde Bakare.

      • aisha ani

        If the shoe fits.

    • Hopeistheonlyformofreason

      I support the confab report, though there are some things that I am on the fence about. However overall it’s an amazing start towards the restructuring of Nigeria. but I’m not sure you understand the reason for the inclusion of more states in the report. It was done to counter the regional imbalance in Nigeria and empower zones that have been rendered voiceless in Nigeria. The South East only has 5 states, whereas the North West has 7, the South West has 6, this has significant impact when it comes to the number of representatives and Senators that we have from each zone in NASS. the reason for the inclusion of more states in the report was to restructure that imbalance by giving equal representation to every Zone, in order for the decisions at NASS level to be truly democratic. This imbalance is what has stopped important bills such as the PIB bill, which the South South have been pushing for for years, from passing. When certain elements from the North West and North East combined can overrule any decision in NASS, despite it having support in the entire south and parts of the North Central… there is a problem. The inclusion of state police is also significant, because it will allow communities to police themselves and prevent Federal might from obstructing justice such as during cases of Fulani Herdsmen/Farmer clashes.

      • Chuks

        The failure of PDP to provide good governance for the country and reduce corruption should not be a yardstick for measuring Nigeria as failure. Within 16 years the party produced 2 conference resolutions under Obasanjo and Jonathan, which one do you take? No sensible government needs a conference to know the devastating impact of corruption, injustice, lack of economic opportunities, homelessness, lack of Medicare, lack of social security etc. on the country. I was pained and ashamed that the last conference was populated by mostly nominated idle charlatans outnumbering reasonable people in a largely stomach dependent jamboree at Abuja. It rather shows we have an obvious danger with Nigerias army of unemployed politicians. While PDP was stealing national resources silly, they kept the gullible diverted through irrational conference. 10 national conferences would not stop a visionless federal government from wasting national resources if they choose to. A party that converged over 500,000 unemployed graduates to vie for less than 1000 fake vacancies across Nigeria’s dilapidated stadia is the wrong one for leadership, it’s supervised conferences are worthless. Now states are on bail out and workers are being retrenched, how many of those charlatans foresaw this? They wasted over N9 billion which was enough to provide portable payable water for residents of parts of the city where they converged. Do you need a conference to stop a greedy president from acquiring properties and farmlands illegally? What is the role of the National Assembly in a democracy? The list goes on, please spare me!

        • Funso Craig

          Thank you bro. You said it all.!!!

  • sam funso

    The various Pan local groups are means of spreading corruption in Nigeria. Afenifere inclusive. God will save Nigeria. One of the forefront leaders of Afenifere is Olu Falae who collected 100million Naira from the DasukiGate. I am a Yoruba man but I am very worried and I have lost faith in this groups of Looters.

  • Africa

    Another bunch of ‘integrity challenged charlatans’…..Afenifere my foot!

  • Damilola

    Well these ones don’t belief in the group, it’s left for the group to really price it’s worth, especially even the prodigal sons seems to be coming home, having tasted the ” Sahara sour milk” and got bitter.

  • Otile

    I hate when these Islamic APC buffoons attack sensible people. What did Afenifere say wrong to arouse the hooligans to pour insults on the group. I guess they are afraid that if Confab report is implemented Fulani cheating will be curtailed and Imam will protest. It is a pity that the buffoons are ready to take the bullet for their master Duncee anytime.

  • Otile

    I hate when these Islamic APC buffoons attack sensible people. What did Afenifere say wrong to arouse the hooligans to pour insults on the group. I guess they are afraid that if Confab report is implemented Fulani cheating will be curtailed and Imam will protest. It is a pity that the buffoons are ready to take the bullet for their master Duncee anytime.

  • Otile

    I hate when these Islamic APC buffoons attack sensible people. What did Afenifere say wrong to arouse the hooligans to pour insults on the group. I guess they are afraid that if Confab report is implemented Fulani cheating will be curtailed and Imam will protest. It is a pity that the buffoons are ready to take the bullet for their master Duncee anytime.

    • Nkem

      What do you know that is inside that confab report?

  • Nkem

    Is it not this same Odumakin who wrote that book where Belo Fadile, Dasuki’s personal adviser was the book launcher? I think we should begin to investigate the connection between this group and the Dasuki money because there is no smoke without fire. If Fadile was sent to launch the book then some water must have passed under the Dasuki bridge.

  • Sunday OGUNKANMI

    Afenifenaira!!! Thank God, the group has woken from its slumber. From their statement, the most audible since their choice, Mr Stealing-Is-Not-Corruption, lost at the polls, they are yet to get over the loss of free money. We hope they deliberated on the gratis collected by Uncle Olu Falaye and other octogenarians among them. Welcome to the world of reality.

    • favourtalk

      After collecting money for GEJ during campaign they are talking rubbish

  • favourtalk

    What a shame, those that collected money from GEJ and still can’t say the truth. What s shame, they should cover thier face I shame. Bunch of old fools and confused men

  • Peter_Edo

    Yinka is about to be exposed for his share…

  • Amir

    A contract politician like Olu Falae joined by an idle pay as you go charlatan like Odumakin should find themselves jobs or wait for unemployment handouts of the Federal Government rather than make noise over useless conference report. Who knows how much was paid to Falae this time to campaign for implementation of the worthless report? That a former secretary to the federal government, ex minister of finance, former presidential candidate was contracted by a half educated retired policeman to promote the political ambition of a failed president is revealing to say the least.

  • Johnson

    Corruption fighting back using a press conference.

  • sab

    Folks, when did it become a crime to criticise? Why is that any criticism on the present administration no matter how constructive is met with insults and castigation? If it is or has become a crime in this country why did you guys criticise the past administration and even the ones before it? If Ohaneze Ndigbo lampoons the Biafra agitators you hail it but if Afenifere criticises an action of the present administration you call for their heads tagging them as miscreants. Okay, now Asiwaju Tinubu’s wife, Oluremi, a senator has as well condemned a part of Buhari’s 2016 Budget I want to see or hear you call for head too. This hypocrisy should stop. The propanda time is over. This is time for governance. And there is no where in global democracy that opposition voice is not heard or wipped out. It has been part of us and will ever be there for our democracy to grow and have a positive meaning.

  • tundemash

    Buhari did not promise to implement any yeye conference outcome during his campaign and yet Nigerians gave him a mandate to tackle corruption, Yinka Odumakin and his Afenife-dollars group can shove the conference report up their a*s !

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  • Maitama Tambari

    There are sick people in Afenifere. If not, how can they explain a situation where the Governing Party, APC while it was in opposition told the whole world that it had nothing to do with the National Conference and did not participate in it. Afenifere is turning the peace of Nigerians by calling on PMB to implement the report which the owner could not do it until he left Office last year. PMB has nothing to do with the Report and Nigerians do not voted for him to implement any report. We voted for him to curtail corruptions in Nigeria and provide good government.