- Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Afenifere group has disclosed its plans for the southwest region of the country
- The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisations, Afenifere revealed it would create a new political party in the zone ahead of the polls
- Meanwhile, certain details regarding the formation of the party were not shared by the group during its annual general meeting held at Ogun state
Ogun state- The ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) and Nigeria's main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are in trouble ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
This is so as the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, announced that it would float a fresh political party ahead of the 2023 elections.
The Punch reports that the organisation made this disclosure on Tuesday, January 25, at its annual general meeting held at the home of its acting leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, in Sanya Ogbo, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state.
Afenifere, however, did not disclose the name of the party and the time it would be unveiled.
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The meeting had in attendance leaders and members of Afenifere from all the states in Yorubaland, including Delta, Kwara and Kogi.
Speaking with journalists after the meeting, Adebanjo said the organisation was not convinced to participate in the coming election unless the constitution is reviewed and the country is restructured.
“We are still going to take a decision on whether we will take part or not. But, we are forming a political party. We are not supporting anybody. Definitely, we are forming a party."
Afenifere group reveals why the 2023 presidential election might not hold in southwest
Nigerians have been preempted on the possibilities of the 2023 general elections not holding in the southwest region.
This warning was made by two pan-Yoruba socio-political organisations, Afenifere and Yoruba Council of Elders.
The organisations said the resurgence of kidnap incidence in the region might be a mitigating factor against a violence-free election.
Tinubu vows to pay WAEC fees for all students if elected president
Meanwhile, Tinubu has promised to pay the West African Senior School Certificate Examination fees for every Nigerian child if he is elected president.
Tinubu made the statement while addressing an APC women group in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
He also urged them to stay in the APC because the party is progressive in its policies.