The Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, has denied supporting the presidential bid of the Nationwide Chief of the All Progressives Congress, and former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, or any aspirant for the 2023 presidential election.
This comes on the heels of a viral assertion by the chief of South-West Agenda (SWAGA- Presidential marketing campaign motion for Tinubu), Prince Dayo Adeyeye, purporting that his group secured the help of Afenifere for its candidate throughout a go to to Pa Reuben Fasoranti, erstwhile Afenifere chief, on Tuesday.
Nevertheless, Afenifere denied endorsing any candidate in an announcement by its Director of Communications, Sola Lawal, on Wednesday.
Lawal acknowledged that the group continues to be mourning the demise of its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, in whose honour the group suspended all engagements.
Lawal additionally identified that 96-year-old Pa Fasoranti had taken a “deserved relaxation when he formally handed over to Chief Ayo Adebanjo three weeks in the past after main the group for 12 years and so the previous couldn’t have spoken for Afenifere through the SWAGA go to to his Akure house.”
The group additional stated it has “briefly halted all actions in honour of Odumakin who continues to be mendacity within the morgue, chilly and lonely.”
“The Adeyeye foray into Afenifere house at this era of big loss and intense mourning is disrespectful, insensitive and unwarranted,” Lawal added.
“Being a former Afenifere prime notch and in reality, Odumakin’s fast predecessor in workplace as spokesperson for Afenifere, Adeyeye ought to stop all actions and be part of us in mourning at these attempting occasions.”