Adebanjo reacts to Pa Fasoranti’s endorsement of Tinubu 

Acting Chair, Pa Adebanjo

The endorsement of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, by the former leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, has drawn the reaction of the incumbent of the Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Chief Ayo Adebanjo. 

Tinubu paid a political visit to the Akure residence of Pa Fasoranti on Sunday where some leaders of Yoruba extraction endorsed his candidacy.  

That of Fasoranti elicited reaction from Adebanjo because Afenifere had declared support for the Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi, on alleged justice and fairness grounds saying in an interview with newsmen: “The Yoruba People know their leader. I’ve spoken, the National Secretary has spoken. This is no the time to engage in polemics. The way forward is my position. 

“What happened was a diversion. They want us to be engaged in arguments. Is that the issue now?” 

Continued, “Can he (Tinubu) deny it that the South-West has not had its turn? Can he deny it South-South has not had its turn? They should answer that. As far as I am concerned, the meeting does not concern us as Afenifere. 

“Afenifere is not divided. That was why I said I don’t want to engage in polemics. They want to throw a wedge between me and Pa Reuben Fasoranti and I won’t allow it. The man phoned me yesterday and I warned him, don’t get yourself involved.” 


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