The Factional Leader of Afenifere, a Yoruba Socio-cultural group, Chief Ayo Adebanjo has reacted to the call for his arrest by the National Democratic Front (NDF).
According to Vanguard news, Chief Adebanjo who was accused of committing a treasonable offence by NDF, insisted that he would not recognise President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the 2019 presidential election even if it means him going to jail.
He added that President Buhari was declared president by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), but he is not the rightful winner of the election unless the supreme court validates him.
Describing the 2019 election as a joke during an interview, he said that he will only recognise Buhari as the President if court decided that he won.
“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.”