The leader of Afenifere, a pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Chief Ayo Adebanjo has backed the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi.
Adebanjo said on Tuesday that this was informed by the candidate’s ability to “rule independently”. He added that Obi would not disappoint Nigerians if he wins the 2023 presidential election.
Speaking on Yoruba Gbode, an online radio programme, Adebanjo said he has lost confidence in the All Progressives Congress candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and his Peoples Democratic Party’s counterpart, AlhajiAtiku Abubakar.
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””
The Afenifere leader said the southeast should be trusted with power, adding that the geopolitical zone deserves to lead the country.
“Easterners are also Nigerians. They deserve to rule. I am sure Peter Obi will not subject himself to the northerners like Tinubu and Atiku would do if elected”, he added.