Afenifere Rejects Tinubu’s Victory, Insists Obi won

The Pan Yoruba Socio-Political Group, Afenifere, yesterday insisted that the Presidential election, held on February 25, was won by the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi and not the candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

According to Vanguard It therefore, said that the decision of Obi to challenge the results of the election in court, has the group’s support

This was contained in a communique issued after its Special General Meeting, held, at Isanya-Ogbo, Ogun State, on Tuesday.

Ayo Adebanjo, the group’s national head, and Chief Sola Ebiseni, its secretary general, both signed a statement that denied the organisation ever congratulating a candidate on behalf of the group.

Vanguard report that, The group claims that “the results of the legitimate votes cast at the election are available to the Afenifere through credible sources, which confirm that His Excellency Peter Gregory Obi, the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, won the said election and we therefore support his decision to contest the contrary Declaration by the INEC.

The General Meeting hereby strongly condemns and distances Afenifere from any congratulations made to any candidate who was improperly declared the winner by the INEC.

“Afenifere reiterates that the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria shall be a person of its Southern half, notably the South East, for equity, fairness, national cohesion, and peaceful corporate existence.

We urge Nigerians to turn out in large numbers and take part fully in the governor and house of assembly elections scheduled for March 11, 2023.

“That with particular regard to Lagos State, Afenifere affirms that Mr. Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the Labour Party’s nominee for governor, is a person of Yoruba descent, whose great-grandparents are not only Yoruba but unquestionably one of the important founding families of Lagos.

“We firmly support him and admonish Lagos residents to cast their votes for him.

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