2023: Afenifere Leader Adebanjo Gives Tough Condition to Back any Presidential Candidate

2023: Afenifere Leader Adebanjo Gives Tough Condition to Back any Presidential Candidate

  • Chief Ayo Adebanjo, the leader of Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has opened up on supporting presidential candidates ahead of 2023
  • Adebanjo, on Tuesday, January 11, declared that the group will not be recommending any candidate for the presidency
  • Tinubu, an APC chieftain and former Lagos governor, recently announced that he had informed the president about his presideential ambition

The leader of the Afenifere group, Ayo Adebanjo, on Tuesday, January 11, said his group won’t back any presidential candidate in 2023.

Adebanjo, in a chat with The PUNCH stated that until the current 1999 constitution is changed to reflect true federalism and regional autonomy Afenifere won't recommend any candidate.

Afenifere leader Adebanjo
Afenifere leader Adebanjo says he won't recommend any candidature under this constitution until it is changed. Photo credit: Nigerian Renaissance
Source: UGC

He made the remark in reaction to the declaration by All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Tinubu, that he would be running for president.

The 93-year-old statesman also said there is no big deal inTinubu running for the 2023 presidency, adding that the formeer governor has the constitutional right to contest just like anybody.

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Speaking further, Adebanjo said there is no point commenting on the candidates as he does not believe in any election without constitutional change.

He said:

“I am not commenting on any candidature now. I am not recommending any candidature under this constitution until it is changed."

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Ohanaeze Ndigbo has reacted to the declaration made by the national leader of the APC on Monday, January 10, to run for the 2023 presidency.

The Igbo socio-political group said it would continue with the insistence that it is the turn of the southeast region to produce a president in 2023.

Describing Tinubu as a man of conscience, the spokesperson for the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Alex Ogbonnia, said Tinubu should also be interested in justice and equity.

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Meanwhile, Chief Bode George, a PDP chieftain, has described as a huge joke Tinubu's 2023 presidential ambition.

George, said Tinubu is not fit to be Nigeria's president, adding that the APC leader "is living in cuckoo land".

The PDP chieftain Nigeria's presidency is not for persons like the former governor of Lagos state.

Source: Legit.ng

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