Why We Are Picking Peter Obi Ahead Of Tinubu And Atiku – Afenifere

Pan-Yoruba sociocultural group, Afenifere, has given reason the group is supporting the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, even, when a prominent Yoruba son, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is in the presidential contest.

According to the leader of the sociocultural group, Ayo Adebanjo, Afenifere will be supporting Mr. Peter Obi for the 2023 presidential election for equity and fairness.

According to a press statement that was released by Ayo Adebanjo and published by a social critics, Femi Aribisala, Afenifere revalled that “the South-West has produced a president and currently sits as VP; the South-South has spent a total of 6 years in the presidency, but the Igbo people of the South-East have never tasted presidency in Nigeria. Equity demands that (the presidency) be ceded to the Igbo.

Reiterating their support for Mr. Peter Obi, Afenifere said “We cannot continue to demand that the Igbo people remain in Nigeria while we, at the same time, continue to brutally marginalise and exclude them from the power dynamics. Peter Obi is the person of Igbo extraction that Afenifere has decided to support and back.

Part of the statement reads “We will not compromise the principle of justice, equity, and inclusiveness because one of our own, Bola Tinubu, is a candidate. We condemn the PDP for sponsoring Atiku Abubakar, a Northern Fulani Muslim to succeed Muhammadu Buhari another Fulani Muslim.”


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