The National Chairman, South West Agenda for Asiwaju 2023 (SWAGA), Dayo Adeyeye, has said there is no division in Afenifere over the presidential ambition of All Progressives Congress (APC) Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Speaking at a programme on Thursday, he stated that the group’s leader is Pa Reuben Fasoranti, while Pa Ayo Adebanjo only leads the group in an acting capacity.
According to him, any statement from Adebanjo is personal and not the group’s official position.
He claimed that ninety-nine percent of Afenifere members are backing the presidential ambition of Tinubu.
Adeyeye said: “I have respect for Adebanjo. He is my leader in Afenifere. As of today, the leader of Afenifere, for clarity is Reuben Fasoranti.
“There is no faction in Afenifere. What Fasoranti has merely done was that since he is advanced in age, he appointed someone to act on his behalf in the interim, and that person is Ayo Adebanjo.
“If a decision is going to be taken by Afenifere, it is not a one-man show.
“What I read in the papers was a personal decision of Adebanjo and not the opinion of Afenifere.
“Whatever Adebanjo said was not a statement issued at the end of a meeting of the organisation. It was his personal decision.
“It is not a fact that Afenifere is divided or there is factionalization.
“Ninety-nine percent of the Afeniferes are behind Tinubu.”
The former lawmaker stated that he expects the 2023 general elections to be the most competitive election and one that will be watched more keenly throughout the world.
“I believe we have that candidate who can turn things around for good for Nigeria,” he said.