The pan Yoruba socio political cultural organisation, Afenifere, Tuesday, warned those plotting to truncate the May 29 inauguration of the president- elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to perish the thought.
Afenifere in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Comrade Jare Ajayi, stated that the journey to the present democratic dispensation has been hectic, “thus, nothing should be done to truncate it.”
The organisation stated that there is the need for “all those who are aggrieved to be patient and allow the legal process they have already initiated to take its normal course.”
It lauded the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and government of the United States of America (USA) for warning all those who might be thinking or planning to disrupt the planned inauguration of the president-elect, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, on May 29, 2023.
The statement reads: “The pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has commended the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and government of the United States of America (USA) for warning all those who might be thinking or planning to disrupt the planned inauguration of the president-elect, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, on May 29, 2023.
“Since the conclusion of the presidential election on February 25, 2023 and the announcement of Asiwaju Tinubu as winner of the election, reports are rife of various efforts being made to prevent the inauguration of the president-elect on May 29th.”
“Some even advocated for an Interim Government which has been largely condemned. Apart from the statement made by the vice presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Dr. Datti Ahmed who spoke along that line, one Dr Simon Okeke, chairman of a non-governmental organisation, while addressing the media at Chelsea Hotel, Abuja penultimate weekend, also asserted that inauguration of the president-elect on May 29 ‘might be an open invitation for anarchy.
“Four residents of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) led by one Mr. Ayanegbunam Ubala Okoye, are presently in court to use the legal process to stop the inauguration”, adding, ” it could be that there were other clandestine efforts along the same line, hence the warning issued on May 4.”