2019 Poll: Afenifere declares support for Atiku, visits Obasanjo


Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-political group, on Tuesday hinted of its support for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

The group dropped the hint when its leaders including Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Hon.Oladipo Olaitan. Dr Tokunbo Awolowo- Dosunmu, Sen. Femi Okurounmu, Prof.Banjo Akintoye, Dr. Amos Akingba and Mr. Supo Sonibare visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta.

Giving a hint on the candidate it will support, spokesman of the group Yinka Odumakin said after the meeting with Obasanjo: “The 2019 election is going to be interesting but what is paramount to the Yoruba race is restructuring and clearly, you should know that Afenifere will always support a candidate that is ready to restructure the country because without restructuring we are going nowhere.

”We have heard someone saying that 2014 report was kept in the archive and we have also heard another person saying that Nigeria can be restructured clearly, so we know where to go. We are going to make a pronouncement very soon.”

Obasanjo and Atiku, his former deputy, have a long running battle that dates back to their time as Nigeria’s president and vice-president respectively.

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