Confusion, Controversy Rocks Afenifere Over Suspension of Two Powerful Executives

Confusion, Controversy Rocks Afenifere Over Suspension of Two Powerful Executives

  • Emerging reports have confirmed the suspension of two top executives of the Afenifere socio-political group
  • In a lengthy press statement, the group revealed that the two executives were suspended due to alleged misconduct
  • As contained in the statement issued on Tuesday, March 28, both executives have been stripped of their positions

Two executives of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere have been suspended from the fold.

As reported by Punch, Afenifere made the announcement in a statement issued on Tuesday, March 28.

The Yoruba socio-political group reiterated that Labour Party's presidential candidate, Peter Obi, won the presidential election and was robbed of his mandate. Photo: Pa Ayo Oyebanjo, Peter Obi
Source: UGC

The statement disclosed the suspension of its Publicity Secretary, Jare Ajayi and its Organising Secretary, Abagun Kole Omololu.

Both top executives were said to have been nailed with the punishment on the premise of misconduct.

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The statement reads:

“After due consideration of the unending embarrassing conduct of the two officers, the meeting resolved that they be and are hereby removed immediately from their respective offices and their membership be suspended sine die pending further decisions after their appearance before and recommendations by the disciplinary committee.”

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In another development, Afenifere reiterated that the 2023 presidential poll was marred with electoral irregularities that dented its credibility.

The group also stood its ground behind the candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, by stating that he was the winner of the just-concluded presidential election.

The Yoruba socio-political organisation said:

"The results of the lawful votes at the presidential 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.
"We re-assert that for equity, fairness, national cohesion and peaceful corporate existence, the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria shall be a person of its southern part and specifically the South-East."

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In a statement made available to journalists, the Pan Yoruba Socio-Political Group maintained that Peter Obi was victorious at the poll.

While dismissing the APC flagbearer, Bola Tinubu's victory, the group has further urged Obi to challenge the election results in court.

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Meanwhile, Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi and former President Obasanjo met on Saturday, March 25, in Anambra.

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Obasanjo was one of the prominent Nigerians who endorsed Obi in the February 25 elections, which he lost to President-elect Bola Tinubu.


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