Shortly after the Yoruba socio-cultural group Afenifere defended its decision to support Obi, Festus Keyamo, spokesman for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, mocked Peter Obi, standard bearer of the Labour Party (LP).
Keyamo in a tweet on Tuesday said that the candidates Afenifere supported both in 2015 and 2019 lost at the polls.
“Propelled by a long-held animosity against Tinubu, in 2015, the Pa Ayo Adebanjo Afenifere endorsed Jonathan for President – vanguardngr.com/2015… In 2019, they endorsed Atiku vanguardngr.com/2019… In both cases, they failed,” he tweeted. “Congrats, Peter Obi on this endorsement.”
Recall that Ayo Adebanjo, leader of Afenifere, a Yoruba socio-cultural group, backed the group’s decision to support the ambition of the Labour Party’s flagbearer.
Adebanjo defending his group’s decision called for the practice of true federalism, saying it was the time for a president from the South-East region.
“The south-west, as I have pointed out, has produced a president and currently sits as VP; the south-south has spent a total of 6 years in the presidency, but 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,” Adebanjo had said in the statement.
“We cannot continue to demand that the Igbo people remain in Nigeria, while we at the same time continue to be brutally marginalise and exclude them from the power dynamics.”