Afenifere declares support for Peter Obi

  • Adebanjoises has confidence in Tinubu, Atiku

Leader of Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, has declared the readiness of the group to support Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi in the 2023 general elections.

He said he has lost confidence in All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidates, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed and Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, and that Afenifere will not support any of them.

The 94-year-old Adebanjo, attending to guests at a conference in Lagos, expressed hope that that an LP government under Obi can revamp the country, saying , “It is only Peter Obi that can rule independently without the influence of these criminals in the government.“

When asked whether Obi, an Igbo, might avenge what the Yoruba did against the Igbo during the civil war, the leader said the problem between the two ethnic nationalities came from the Fulani whom he accused of promoting hatred in Nígeria.

“ It is time we join hands and liberate Nígeria from them. Iit is time we elect a neutral person to rule us.

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“We know Peter Obi very well; that’s why we endorsed him. He will not disappoint Nígerians. Let’s put tribal differences apart and vote the right leader in,” he said.

Asked if the Igbo are trustworthy, he responded harshly, asking if the Fulani are also reliable. The Yoruba leader said that the Easterners are also Nígerians and deserve to rule.

“ I am sure Peter Obi will not subject himself to the Northerners like Tinubu and Atiku would do if elected,“ he said.

He further explained why he withdrew support from Tinubu, a Yoruba. Pa Adebanjo said in the case of Tinubu, a common adage in Yoruba language , “ Omo eni kii se idi bebere, kafi Ileke si idi Omo elomiran”, meaning ,a person can not have a child at home and decorate the bands of another person’s child,“ does not apply.

He accused Tinubu of selling Buhari to over 200 million Nigerians knowing fully well that the the retired General would not do anything except completing the “Fulani agenda.”

He stressed that Tinubu will only continue Buhari’s alleged incompetence: “Tinubu sold Buhari to over 200 million Nigerians for his own selfish interest of wanting to rule after Buhari . None of them loves Nigeria.”

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