Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo has condemned the statement by Acting President, Yemi Osinabjo, that those agitating for restructuring were only looking for appointment.
The elder statesman spoke on Sunday at the Southern Leaders’ Forum meeting in Lagos.
He said: “That is a very unfortunate statement. The Acting President was born on the principle of restructuring. Myself and his father were followers of Awolowo since the 1950s.
“He cannot say we are looking for appointment. Is it me or Horsfall or Gen Ike Nwachukwu? It just shows someone in position, but does not understand the problem of the people he is leading.
“It is an unfortunate statement to make. I am not going to engage in a brick bat with him, it shows the limit of his knowledge of how the country came together. I think he should know better.
“He is not only a lawyer, he has been an Attorney-General and Vice President,” Pa Adebanjo told Vanguard.
Recall that former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, also criticised Osinbajo over the comment.
He said the acting president was receiving “dictation” from the “cabal” in the presidency.