Before a statement by Afenifere clarifying the position of its leader Pa Ayo Adebanjo on his support for Peter Obi, another Group, Yoruba Youth Congress (YYC) has slammed Adebanjo saying he is not speaking the mind of Yoruba.
YYC described the statement credited to Pa Ayo Adebanjo an Afenifere leader as his personal opinion and not the opinion of the majority of Yoruba leaders.
Pa Adebanjo, had openly endorsed the presidential candidate of the Labour party, Mr Peter Obi, but Afenifere has explained that none of its leaders operate any social media account.
In a Statement in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Sunday, the President of the Yoruba Youth Congress and chairman coalition of southern youth groups, Prince Dapo Adepoju said the endorsement of the Labour Party presidential candidate is not the stands of the majority of Afenifere leaders, but a personal opinion of Mr Adebanjo.
“That endorsement is the personal opinion of Mr Adebanjo and not the stand of the majority of the Afenifere leaders.
We are not disputing the fact that Pa Adebanjo has the right to support whoever he so wish, but that shouldn’t be taken as the stand of the Afenifere.
The Yoruba Youth President stated that consultation is ongoing and in no distant time the socio political organisation will let Nigerians know who the body will be supporting for the 2023 presidential election, saying the person definitely will not be The LP candidate.
“As yoruba youths, we want to sincerely advise Baba Adebanjo to stay off political issue or endorsement that can tarnish his image or that of our Afenifere.
“We also want to remind Adebanjo of his inglorious roles in endorsing failed project of Dr Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.
“No serious yoruba group will betray or dump any of their sons and be supporting ‘stranger’ at this critical time that we need to be fully involved in transforming the country after President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime.”