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Afenifere: Tinubu campaign blasts Pa Ayo Adebanjo over support for Obi

The Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress, APC has lambast and accused Pa Ayo Adebanjo, the Afenifere leader, over attempt to turn the pan-Yoruba sociocultural platform into his personal venture.

The Presidential Campaign Council has accused him for using the pan-Yoruba sociocultural platform to campaign for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Mr Peter Obi.

Mr Bayo Onanuga, the Director, Media and Publicity of the council, through a statement on Saturday which was titled “Our Reaction to Baba Ayo Adebanjo and his new Ohanifere Venture”, revealed that “Papa Adebanjo does not speak for Afenifere”.

The Presidential Campaign Council said that the Yoruba elder has the freedom as a citizen to campaign for any candidate of his choice, as it is in line with his democratic rights.

“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.

“We respect the age of Baba Adebanjo but he can not 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 organization”, the council stated.

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