Chief Ayo Adebanjo, the leader of Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, has stated the reason why he joined Olusegun Obasanjo, the former President to support the former governor of Anambra state/presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi.
Speaking with Punch Newspapers, Chief Ayo Adebanjo noted that their support for Peter Obi was for a better Nigeria. He also said that the past problems he had with Obasanjo were not personal and they were together showing support for Peter Obi to be elected as the next president.
Chief Ayo Adebanjo, also stated that he blamed Obasanjo for some of his actions when he was the president of Nigeria but that what unites them now is Nigeria.
Chief Ayo Adebanjo further said that they as elderly people are united in bringing Nigeria together and not looking at the past because the past will not help now.
According to Chief Ayo Adebanjo, he said; “What unites us is Nigeria. All the time I disagreed with him, there was no personal issue. It was on this issue of Nigeria and we agree it should be better. We all agreed that Obi is the man. That is why we are friends. And that was what we made clear to the people of the East. It was the question of Nigeria and we were able to demonstrate the importance of Obi’s victory in the election. Even people who do not agree on things agree on this one. That is to show you that we elderly people are united in one thing: bring Nigeria together. We are not looking at the past; that will not help us now. What will help us is to amend all the evil things that the (President, Major General Muhammadu) Buhari (retd.) government has done. The man (Buhari) is telling us he has done his best when his best is the worst administration we have had in the past 20 years.
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Source: Punch Newspapers