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Yoruba group slams Afenifere for dumping Tinubu for Obi

A foremost Yoruba group, the Yoruba Welfare Group (YWG) yesterday attacked the Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, for dumping a Yoruba man to endorse another candidate…

A foremost Yoruba group, the Yoruba Welfare Group (YWG) yesterday attacked the Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, for dumping a Yoruba man to endorse another candidate for the 2023 election.

The group, led by Comrade Abdulhakeem Alawuje, its president, said it was disturbed by the action of Afenifere in urging its members to support another candidate.

Daily Trust reports that Afenifere had endorsed the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, while supporting a power shift to the South East on the basis of “equity, fairness and justice”, according to Afenifere leader, Pa. Ayo Adebanjo.

But the YWG, a socio-cultural organisation for the Yoruba, home and abroad, insisted that “Afenifere is neither serving nor protecting the interests and rights of the Yoruba” by asking its members to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who is a Yoruba man.

The statement, signed by its spokesman, Abduljalil Adeogun, said, “We want to sound it loud and clear that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is neither a tribal bigot nor a Yoruba presidential aspirant but a Yoruba nominee for Nigeria’s president in 2023.”