Afenifere Leader Ayo Adebanjo Backs Peter Obi’s Presidential Bid
Written by on July 13, 2022
An elder statesman and leader of Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo, has made known his political leaning ahead of the general elections in 2023.
Adebanjo said he would endorse the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, for the land’s highest office.
He confirmed his position on Tuesday in a telephone chat with a tv political editor, Seun Okinbaloye.
The elder statesman explained that the decision to back the Labour Party was in line with his belief that the South-East should produce the nation’s next president.
According to him, the decision to endorse the Labour Party is also the position of Afenifere as a group.
The Afenifere, a pan Yoruba socio-political organisation led by Adebanjo, is one of the groups that make up the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF).
Other groups in the forum are the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, and Middle Belt Forum.