The leader of pan Yoruba socio-political group, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has endorsed the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Dr. Peter Obi for the 2023 presidential election.
Adebanjo told told newsmen that Obi was the preferred candidate of the Yoruba group. The fiery Yoruba leader said their support was based on ‘equity and justice’.
“Peter Obi is the preferred candidate of Afenifere. I was the first to say for equity and justice, the South East should be allowed to produce the next president of Nigeria, and all the southern governors irrespective of their political parties endorsed that.
“Afenifere supports the South East to produce the next president out of principle.’’ He explained.
Adebanjo argued that the former Anambra State governor has the ability to rule independently and would not disappoint Nigerians if he wins the 2023 presidential election.
Adebanjo has also taken time to educate yoruba people on why he has dumped Tinubu, who he had staunchly supported in the past.
Speaking on Yoruba program – Gbode, an online radio programme, he said he has lost confidence in the All Progressives Congress, APC flag bearer and same with Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Adebanjo complained that Tinubu sold President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigerians in 2015. He regrettably added that if Tinubu is elected, he would give continuity to incompetence.
“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.
“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.
“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.” Adebanjo, the elder statesman concluded.