The leader of pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has said the former governor of Lagos Aiswaju Bola Tinubu has the right to contest for the 2023 presidential election.
Daily Trust reports that Tinubu had met President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday to inform him of his intention to run for the presidency ahead of the 2023 elections.
However, Adebanjo in a chat with newsmen yesterday noted that though Tinubu has the right to contest for the presidency, but that the group will not queue behind any candidate until the restructuring of the country.
He insisted that the present constitution must be changed before he could talk about issues of endorsement of candidates for the 2023 elections.
He said, “Your man has every right to contest the election; he is not disabled, so what is the big deal about that?
“We are not contending who is the president now because we don’t believe in the constitution that we have. Until that constitution is changed, then we will talk on where the president will be.
“We have no candidate now until that constitution is changed because I don’t want to go on an uncharted sea, that is the implication now.
“You must believe in the constitution before you say I want to be a part of it. I am not going to be part of the constitution or election that operates a military constitution.
“That’s the bone of contention which President Buhari himself has not disputed. The constitution we have is a military one.”
According to the Afenifere leader, the present challenges facing the country were a result of the defects in the constitution.