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2023: Afenefire still behind Peter Obi – Secretary

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Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress

The Secretary General of the Yoruba Socio-Cultural group, Afenifere, Sola Ebiseni, says Afenifere is still behind the presidential candidate of Labour Party Peter Obi.

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Ebiseni made this known in a television programme on Tuesday.

He however noted that Afenifere’s leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti didn’t endorse Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC but rather blessed him.

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This clarification became necessary after Pa Fasoranti met with Tinubu in Akure and pouring out his blessings.

Dare Babarinwa, who is also a member of Afenifere group also claimed that chief Ayo Adebanjo, a Chieftain in Afenifere endorsed Peter Obi, the Presidential flagbearer of the Labour party without carrying along other stakeholders who represent the leadership of the Yoruba tribe.

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The Secretary General of the apex Yoruba cultural group has come out to say that the meeting they held, which led to the purported endorsement of Tinubu, was not an Afenifere meeting.

“Was that an endorsement, an Afenifere endorsement? I would have loved you to ask that as the second leg of your question.

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“Now, as I told you, the meeting that they held was not an Afenifere meeting. That meeting – the notice of that meeting was issued in the name of a Whatsapp group, “Conscience of Yoruba Nation.

“I am sure Dr Abati would be on that platform. The conscience of the Yoruba Nation, so many people are there; you don’t need to be a politician. I don’t know If Rufai is as political as Dr Abatti because I know, at a time, he wanted to be a deputy governor.”

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He added, “You see, those who expressed political inclination about this time, they gathered them in the Whatsapp group, and my brother says he is the director general.

“They told people, please, we are going to hold a meeting in respect of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s presidency, and Pa Fasoranti has agreed to host and preside over that meeting; the duration of the meeting will be only from 11 pm to 1 am. two hours.

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“I told you there was a debate from 29 July 2021 to 27 September 2022 (14 months of debate), compared with two hours of the jamboree.It was not an endorsement; Baba has the power to bless anyone.

“So, many people will still go to Pa Fasoranti for blessing; it does not deter from the decision Afenifere had taken- endorsing Peter Obi.”

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