We Support Peter Obi’s Decision To Challenge INEC – Afenifere
The pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has said it believes that the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi won the February 25 presidential election and not the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
It subsequently stated that the decision of the LP flag bearer to challenge the election result was endorsed by the group.
The group announced its support via a communique issued after its Special General Meeting at Isanya-Ogbo, Ogun State, on Tuesday.
The communique which was signed by its National Leader and Secretary-General, Pa Ayo Adebanjo and Chief Sola Ebiseni, respectively stated categorically that they never sent any congratulatory message to any candidate.
According to the group, “The results of the lawful votes at the election available to the Afenifere through credible sources confirm that Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, won the said election and we, thus, support his decision challenging the contrary declaration by the INEC.
“The General Meeting, hereby, denounce in strong terms and dissociate Afenifere from any congratulatory message in the name of the organisation or howsoever to any candidate as illegally declared by the INEC.
Afenifere reiterates that for equity, fairness, national cohesion and peaceful corporate existence, the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria shall be person of its southern part and specifically the South-East.”
Speaking further, the group berated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the loopholes in the conduct of the general elections.