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2023: Afenifere defends endorsement of Peter Obi, insists Presidency not Yoruba property

The apex Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, has said the Presidency is not the personal property of the Yorubas.

 

Afenifere was responding to allegations of picking the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, ahead of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, (APC).

 

Sola Ebiseni, the Afenifere’s Secretary-General, said the group’s support for Obi was based on principle and the interest of the Nigerian State.

 

Ebiseni made the clarification during an interview on Arise TV.

 

The South-East has been agitating for a run at the presidency and the popularity of Peter Obi, especially amongst the youth demography might upset the established order.

 

However, Ebiseni said, “Our support of Peter Obi was based on the principle of justice. The presidency is not the personal property of the Yorubas and BAT is a product of the Afenifere.

 

“The group’s support has nothing to do with personalities but peace in the country. Afenifere is not apolitical with seasoned politicians within the ranks. The Nigerian state comes first and we want a nation with everyone has a sense of belonging.

 

“And since we want it to come to the South, no one region should corner it.”

 

 

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