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Afenifere: What Osinbajo, Akande, Akeredolu, Fayemi, Aregbesola, Others Must Do For Tinubu

 

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Afenifere Renewal Group has called on politicians and leaders in the South-West to mobilize and unite for the presidential ambition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Speaking at a press conference in Ekiti State on Sunday, ARG Publicity Secretary Prince Michael Ogungbemi commended President Muhammadu Buhari, All Progressives Congress Northern Governors’ Forum; the APC presidential aspirants who withdrew for Tinubu, and party members.

He stated that the South-West must display uncommon unity to complement the patriotic and progressive efforts of the APC members.

According to the Afenifere spokesperson, this is not the time to put up the toga of ego and sulk in the “enmity of the past.”

He stated that the region must chart a new course and work hard with the other five zones of the country for Bola Tinubu to succeed Buhari.

Ogungbemi said: “The trajectory of election in Nigeria since 1999 clearly presents an unassailable narrative that no zone can singlehandedly produce Nigerian President without recourse to the sensibilities and cooperation of others.

“With this reality, we must jettison primordial sentiments and divisive comments and form a formidable coalition with the Igbos, Fulani, Hausa, Kanuri, and other ethnic nationalities to galvanise support for Asiwaju Tinubu in the forthcoming election.

“We hereby humbly task Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Chief Bisi Akande; the Chairman, South-West Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu; Nigerian Governors’ Forum Chairman, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; Ibikunke Amosun; Rauf Aregbesola and other bigwigs in the progressive fold to midwife sincere and genuine reconciliation among contending forces and unite for Tinubu.

“One thing is certain; failure is not an option for us in this election as the APC has done us a great deal of favour by voting for a worthy and enigmatic leader of the South-West progressive politics to take over after President Buhari.

“We must start putting our house in order and form a strong synergy with other zones to be able to deliver the presidency to Tinubu. This is actionable.

“Working hard to get the ticket makes other uphill tasks ahead of us easier. Without unity, particularly in the South-West, sabotage and other treacherous acts may surge and hinder the actualisation of this dream, and that would be an unpardonable mistake that may haunt the region for many years ahead.”