The factional Leader of Afenifere, a Yoruba socio-cultural group, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has insisted that Februay 2019 election that secured the second tenure for the incumbent president of nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari was a complete joke and as such he would not recognize Buhari as president.
Reacting to a call by the National Democratic Front (NDF) that he be arrested for treason, Adebanjo said he go to jail than recognise President Buhari as the winner of the election.
Read his full statement;
“I maintain my stand that until the Supreme Court rules that he is validly elected, I will not recognise him.
“We have evidence that the election was rigged, let the court decide otherwise. That is all I am saying.
“The constitution provides that if you are not satisfied with the outcome of the election, go to the tribunal and don’t resort to violence.
“It is only when the court decides that he won, that is when I will recognise him.
“If to them, that is an offence, then I am ready to go to prison. By my pronouncement, I have not said anything illegal or unconstitutional.
“Right now, Buhari is the president declared by INEC, and not the person that won the election, and the constitution says if you are not satisfied by that declaration, go to the tribunal.
“I will only recognise him if the court rules that he is the rightful winner. That is my position and if it is an offence to follow what the constitution says, then I am ready to go to prison,” he said.