Chief of the Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has described the assembly of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, with the previous chief of the group and a distinguished Yoruba chief, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, in Akure, Ondo State, as diversionary.
He mentioned the “actual Afenifere” has made its place recognized about endorsing the candidate of the Labour Occasion, Mr. Peter Obi, and that has not modified.
Pa Adebanjo mentioned the intent was to create a wedge between him and Pa Fasoranti and he was not bothered about it.
Tinubu had met Pa Fasoranti the place he introduced his 80-page manifesto to the nonagenarian with different distinguished Yoruba leaders in attendance.
The assembly got here after Adebanjo endorsed a South-Easterner as the popular candidate of Afenifere in 2023.
Talking with Every day Belief, Adebanjo mentioned Fasoranti known as him over the telephone yesterday and he warned him.
He mentioned, “The Yoruba Folks know their chief. I’ve spoken, the Nationwide Secretary has spoken. That is no the time to have interaction in polemics. The best way ahead is my place.
“What occurred was a diversion. They need us to be engaged in arguments. Is that the problem now?”
He insisted that within the curiosity of equity and justice, it’s the flip of the South East to provide the subsequent President.
“Can he (Tinubu) deny it that the South-West has not had its flip? Can he deny it South-South has not had its flip? They need to reply that. So far as I’m involved, the assembly doesn’t concern us as Afenifere.
“Afenifere shouldn’t be divided. That was why I mentioned I don’t wish to interact in polemics. They wish to throw a wedge between me and Pa Reuben Fasoranti and I received’t permit it. The person phoned me yesterday and I warned him, don’t get your self concerned,” he mentioned.
Adebanjo additional said that these in attendance on the assembly have been Yoruba APC chieftains.