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Afenifere Endorses Peter Obi, Says Presidency Is “Not Yoruba Property”

According to Afenifere, the most powerful Yoruba socio-political organization, the Presidency is not Yoruba property.

Afenifere was addressing claims that she had chosen Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party (LP), over Bola Tinubu, the candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Secretary-General of Afenifere, Sola Ebiseni, stated that the organization’s backing of Obi was motivated by principles and the needs of the Nigerian State. The clarification was provided by Ebiseni during an interview with Arise TV.

The South-East has been agitating for a run for president, and Peter Obi’s popularity, particularly among young people, may upset the established order.

 

 

Ebiseni, on the other hand, stated that: “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 having a sense of belonging.”

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

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