Afenifere Is Supporting Peter Obi – Adebanjo Reacts to Fasoranti Giving Tinubu His Blessing

The leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo has said the decision of the group to support Peter Obi of Labour Party for the 2023 presidential election has not changed.

The comes after former leader of the group, Pa Reuben Fasoranti was seen in a photo ‘blessing’ the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu in Akure, Ondo State.

Fasoranti and some Afenifere elders had endorsed Tinubu to become the next President at his residence on Sunday.

Some members of the group, including Adebanjo, the Secretary-General, Chief Sola Ebiseni; and the Publicity Secretary were however absent at the meeting.

Adebanjo had earlier declared support for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, saying that his decision was the position of Afenifere.

In an interview with The Punch on Sunday, Adebanjo said he was not supposed to be at the meeting because he was not properly invited.

Adebanjo revealed that Pa Fasoranti called him on Saturday over the planned meeting with Tinubu, adding that he told him about the group’s position.

The Afenifere leader, therefore, asserted that his support and that of the organisation for Obi were already known.

He said, “In the first place, I was not supposed to be there. In the second place, we have made our position clear. Pa Fasoranti asked me if I was coming, and I said if he asked me to come. But tell him what the position of Afenifere is. Once he has done that, I’m not going into any controversy about that.

“Afenifere has taken a stance to support Obi. Any other splinter or rebel group… I’m not going into any controversy about that. I regard that as a diversion. What we are going to do now is see that we succeed at the election.”

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