2023: Afenifere supporting Peter Obi because of hatred for Tinubu, their candidates always lose – Keyamo


The spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, Festus Keyamo, has mocked the standard bearer of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, after he was endorsed by Ayo Adebanjo, leader of Afenifere.

Keyamo, in a tweet on Tuesday, said the candidates the Yoruba socio-cultural group backed in the last two elections lost.

He also claimed Afenifere was supporting Obi out of spite for the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

“Propelled by a long-held animosity against Tinubu, in 2015, the Pa Ayo Adebanjo Afenifere endorsed Jonathan for President. In 2019, they endorsed Atiku. In both cases, they failed.

“Congrats, Peter Obi on this endorsement,” Keyamo wrote.

Adebanjo, in his statement, had said: “the Igbo people of the south-east have never tasted presidency in Nigeria, and now that the power is due back in the south, equity demands that it be ceded to the Igbo.

“We cannot continue to demand that the Igbo people remain in Nigeria, while we at the same time continue to be brutally marginalize and exclude them from the power dynamics.”

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