Ex-president, clerics plotting to destroy Buhari’s govt, YAF alleges

A coalition of Yoruba groups, under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) on Tuesday raised the alarm over what it described as an alleged plot by an unnamed former Nigerian president some  clerics and politicians to undermine  the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

YAF also accused the former president and members of his group, of promoting agitations in the South West in pursuit of this agenda.

The Forum in a statement issued Tuesday by its national coordinator, Adesina Animashaun, further alleged that the group had concluded plans to hold a meeting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory on Thursday, June 10, 2021 “to fine-tune the strategy for the alleged plot.

The Yoruba group which organized a motorcade in Abeokuta, as part of its sensitisation of the people of the South-West to the alleged evil plans by some individuals and groups to launch attacks on security agents and formations in the South-West.

The Forum, therefore, urged Nigerians, government and security agencies to immediately take appropriate actions against the members of his group “to nip their evil plans in the bud.”

The Forum’s National Coordinator, Adesina Animashaun, who led hundreds of other YAF members and residents during the motorcade, said, “It has come to YAF’s notice that a disgruntled former leader of this country and other politicians, working in collaboration with their allies in other parts of the world, have begun some clandestine meetings in one of the South-West states, with the ultimate objective of undermining and bringing down the incumbent administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, out of sheer malice.

“YAF has identified these disgruntled leaders, particularly northern clerics and some politicians in the South-West and other parts of the country as the core and nucleus of this group of unpatriotic leaders plotting against President Buhari.

“YAF makes bold to tell all Nigerians that this group of disgruntled leaders has concluded plans to hold a meeting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory on Thursday, June 10, 2021 to finetune the strategy for their plot.”

The forum reiterated its opposition to the plot to divide Nigeria, adding that it had earlier sent petitions on the alleged plan by some groups and individuals to cause violence and chaos in the South-West to President Muhammadu Buhari; Governors of the six South-West states, Senate President, Ahmad Lawal; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Femi Gbajabiamila; Speakers of the six South-West states’ Houses of Assembly, the Service Chiefs, National Security Adviser, the Inspector General of Police, Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ministers of Police Affairs, Interior, Defence and Information & National Orientation, as well as the South west traditional rulers.

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