Tinubu reacts as Afenifere Choose Peter Obi

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Afenifere Choose Peter Obi: Tinubu responds 

Ejes Gist Newspaper reports that the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has responded to claims made by Afenifere leader Pa Ayo Adebanjo that the socio-cultural group has chosen Peter Obi, candidate of the Labour Party (LP), as its candidate for the general elections of 2023.

According to a statement made by the APC Presidential Campaign Council’s director of media and publicity, Bayo Onanuga, Pa Adebayo cannot force his own preferences and opinions on Afenifere.

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In a democratic system, the elder statesman is free to endorse anyone he chooses, Tinubu emphasized, adding that such a position cannot be imposed on the populace.

He argued that Pa Adebayo just converted Afenifere into a pop personal estate, but he emphasized that Afenifere has not made a decision to accept any particular candidate.

APC’s Response as Afenifere Choose Peter Obi

The campaign team’s statement, which is included below, reads:

“Papa Ayo Adebanjo does not speak for Afenifere. He is entitled to exercise his democratic freedom to support anybody he chooses on an individual basis.

“As Acting Leader, Baba has effectively turned Afenifere into his private domain, as we are certain of.

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Additionally, we are confident that no meeting of Afenifere, as we know it, was held where it was decided to endorse Mr. Peter Obi as a contender for the 2023 presidential election.

“We appreciate Baba Adebanjo’s age, but he is not allowed to use Afenifere as his own political franchise.

“We are well aware that Pa Adebanjo has always used the name of the group to speak for himself on numerous national issues, according to Baba Reuben Fasoranti, the genuine leader of Afenifere.

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We firmly believe that Pa Adebanjo cannot claim Afenifere as his own. Baba is a simple person who is free to back any politician of his choosing. He cannot compare himself to the sociocultural and sociopolitical organisation as a person.

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