Tinubu’s Presidency: Intrigue as Afenifere Declares Valid Winner of 2023 Presidential Election
- Pa Reuben Fasoranti, the supreme leader of Afenifere, has declared that Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, is the valid winner of the 2023 presidential election
- Fasoranti also dissociated the group from the purported communique claiming Afenifere said Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, won the election
- The supreme leader maintained that the group could not have announced another person as the winner of the poll other than who INEC declared
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The Yoruba apex socio-political group, Afenifere, has confidently declared that Bola Tinubu, the February 25 presidential election winner, was validly elected.
According to The Nation, the group said nobody other than Tinubu, who the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the poll winner, won the contest.
Afenifere reverses claim that Peter Obi won presidential election
The group expressed optimism that Tinubu would take Nigeria to a greater height while debunking the rumour that the group would announce Peter Obi of the Labour Party as the victor of the poll.
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Pa Reuben Fasoranti, the supreme leader of Afenifere, disclosed the group's stand in a statement he signed and dismissed the purported suspension of the group's national publicity secretary Jare Ajayi and national organising secretary, Kole Omololu Abagun.
Fasoranti, in a veiled response to Ayo Adebanjo's stance, disclosed that his attention was drawn to the purported communique issued after a meeting held on Tuesday, March 27, in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.
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According to the supreme leader,
“Section 2.02 of the document claims that “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”.
He then declared that Afenifere could not have declared someone other than the person declared by the constitutionally recognised authority (INEC) said is the winner of the presidential election.
"Obasanjo was actively involved in that 'factionalisation' of Afenifere": OAU Prof
Legit.ng earlier reported that the recent development where Ayo Adebanjo, the factional leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political group Afenifere, endorsed Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has continued to generate reactions
The polity became heated when another faction led by Pa Reuben Fasoranti endorsed Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC)
But Gbemisola Adeoti, a professor of literature in English, travelled down the history lane and revealed how the division in Afenifere started and the role former President Olusegun Obasanjo played in the division.