The leader of the Yoruba socio-culture group, Afenifere, Pa Ayo Adebanjo has reiterated his support for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
Adebanjo in a recent interview with Sun described Obi as a better candidate than the flagbearers of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu and the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar.
The Afenifere leader further stated that the former Governor of Anambra State does not have money like Atiku and Tinubu, but he is better than them.
Speaking on his support for Obi, Adebanjo said, “I am talking of politics of principle. I know that Peter has not got the dollar of Tinubu nor has he got the dollar of Atiku.
“All I am saying is that he is better than the two other candidates. And I am not talking of the baggage Tinubu or Atiku may be carrying now. I am talking about the principle of fairness and justice. The moment you deviate from the politics of principle in this country, you won’t get anywhere.”
Pa Adebanjo also called for power to be rotated to the South-East, claiming that in all fairness it is the turn of the region to take over power in 2023.
He noted that the North, South-South, and South-West have led the country, hence the need for power to be rotated to the South-East.
Adebanjo further stated, “I still stand firm on the position of Afenifere on power rotation. The Southwest has had its fair share of power rotation. Power has been in the North.
“When former President Musa Yar’Adua died, it moved to the South-south. Former President Goodluck Jonathan from the South-south left and Buhari came in. Now, if it is coming back to the South, is it the Southwest that is supposed to come in? Are we the only region in the South? What is the equity there? Is the Southeast not in the South?
“Those who accept naira and dollars from him (Tinubu) can say what they like, but they should attack me based on justice and equity.”
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