Ayo Adebanjo, the head of the pan-Yoruba sociopolitical group Afenifere, has endorsed Peter Obi, the Labour Party's nominee for president (LP).
On Tuesday, Adebanjo claimed that if Obi were to win the 2023 presidential election, he would not let Nigerians down because he had the capacity to "rule independently."
Adebanjo claimed during an interview with Yoruba Gbode, an online radio program, that he no longer has trust in both PDP nominee Atiku Abubakar and All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Bola Tinubu (PDP).
Adebanjo said Tinubu sold President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigerians in 2015, adding that he would give continuity to “incompetence” if elected.
“It is only Peter Obi that can rule independently without the influence of these criminals in the government. Tinubu will only give continuity to Buhari’s incompetence,” he said.
“We know Peter Obi very well , that’s why we endorsed him. He will not disappoint Nigerians, let’s put tribal differences apart and vote the right leader in.
“Tinubu sold Buhari to over 200 million Nigerians for his own selfish interest of wanting to rule after Buhari. None of them loves Nigeria.”
Pa Adebanjo noted that South Easterners should also be able to hold power for fairness in the country.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.