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Adebanjo not speaking for Yoruba, Afenifere, says APC campaign council


The Acting Leader of Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo’s position on 2023 polls is not the collective decision of the organisation, All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council said yesterday.

It’s Director of Media and Publicity, Bayo Onanuga, said Afenifere Leader Chief Reuben Fasoranti and other eminent chieftains never adopted the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

In a statement yesterday, Onanuga said: “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 Mr. Peter Obi as a candidate for 2023 presidential election.”

He added: “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.”

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