Tinubu Lambast Afenifere Leader ‘Pa Ayo Adebanjo’ For Endorsing Peter Obi
We know for a fact that Baba has turned Afenifere into his personal estate as acting leader
The Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Saturday lambasted Afenifere leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo for endorsing the Labour Party Presidential flag bearer, Peter Obi as its candidate for the coming election.
It was said that the Afenifere leader, Pa Adebanjo claimed that the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation has endorsed Peter Obi for the 2023 Presidential Election.
In a statement issued on Saturday by Bayo Onanuga, director, Media and Publicity, APC Presidential Campaign Council, Tinubu alleged that Pa Adebanjo has turned Afenifere into his personal property.
Tinubu described Adebanjo as the leader of ‘Ohanifere Venture’, insisting that an individual, cannot equate himself with the socio-cultural and socio-political organisation.
“Papa Ayo Adebanjo does not speak for Afenifere. He is free as an individual to support anyone he likes, in furtherance of his democratic right.
“We know for a fact that Baba has turned Afenifere into his personal estate as acting leader. We are also certain that there was nowhere Afenifere, as we know it, met and took a decision to adopt Peter Obi as a candidate for the 2023 presidential election.
“We respect the age of Baba Adebanjo, but he cannot turn Afenifere into his personal franchise for any political alliance”.
“We are very much aware that Baba Reuben Fasoranti, the real leader of Afenifere, had stated clearly that Pa Adebanjo has always been speaking for himself on many national issues using the name of the group.
“It is our well considered position that Pa Adebanjo cannot appropriate Afenifere. Baba is just an individual who is free to support any politician of his choice. As an individual, he cannot equate himself with the socio-cultural and socio-political organisation,” the statement read.