Afenifere attacks Supreme Court for affriming Tinubu’s election

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, has frowned at the Supreme Court’s verdict affirming President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the presidential election.

The apex Yoruba group maintained that the Supreme Court’s decision has rendered the country’s electoral system futile.

In a communiqué released after its monthly regular meeting at Isanya-Ogbo, Ogun State, the home of its leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Afenifere criticized the Supreme Court for endorsing what it termed as electoral misconduct that led to Tinubu’s victory.

“Afenifere is dismayed by the recent judgment of the Supreme Court, particularly regarding the Presidential Election, which seemingly endorsed electoral misconduct.

“Unfortunately, the Supreme Court’s decision has nullified the electoral advancements achieved through the public’s demand for quality control using technological advancements, as well as the significant financial investments made in this regard.”

While reiterating the call for true federalism, the mainstream Yoruba organisation emphasised that the move is the only solution to restructure the country into a proper entity where all constituent groups have a sense of belonging.

“Nigeria comprises entrenched ethnic nationalities that have failed to coalesce into a unified nation due to its deviation from the fundamental principles of federalism.

“Unless Nigeria is ruled on the basis of true federalism, which guarantees inclusiveness, fairness, egalitarianism, justice, and a sense of belonging to all its constituent groups, it will remain a mere geographical expression.