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2023: Adebanjo ‘Attacked’ Over Support For Peter Obi

 

I Warned Him - Adebanjo Reacts As Pa Fasoranti, Afenifere Leaders Endorse Tinubu
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The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council (APCPCC) has berated Afenifere leader Pa Ayo Adebanjo for declaring support for Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi

The council, through its director of Media and Publicity, Bayo Onanuga, in a statement on Saturday, accused the elder statesman of attempting to turn the pan-Yoruba sociocultural association into his personal estate and using same to canvass support for Obi.

According to the council, Pa Adebanjo does not speak for Afenifere and is free as an individual to support anyone he likes, in furtherance of 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.

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“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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