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INC, Fasoranti, Falae, Adebanjo faction of Afenifere endorse Atiku

Published by The Nation on Thu, 14 Feb 2019


A FACTION of Yoruba socio-political apex group, Afenifere, yesterday gave reasons why it is endorsing the candidature of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Saturdays Presidential election , Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.The group , after taking a cursory look at the composition of the Nigeria state, especially the major trajectories that the country had passed through from 1914 when it was amalgamated, declared that the way Nigeria is presently constituted politically and geographically did not allow for people-oriented governance.Afenifere leaders made this pronouncement in a communiqu issued at the end of a town hall meeting with the theme: Moving Nigeria Forward, at Jogor Centre, Oke-Ado, Ibadan.Participants at the town hall meeting came from six Southwest states, including Lagos, Ogun, Ekiti, Oyo, Osun, and Ondo and representatives from Kwara and Kogi states.The meeting was attended by Afenifere leaders, including; Chief Reuben Fasoranti, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Chief Olu Falae, Senator Femi Okuronmu, Prince Debo Gbadebo,and Chief Mrs. Bola Doherty among other prominent Yoruba leaders.Pan Ijaw Socio-cultiral organisation Ijaw National Congress (INC) yesterday endorsed the candidacy of Atiku.INC, at the end of its meeting in Yenagoa x-rayed the manifestoes of the two leading aspirants and thereafter alligned with Atiku, on the issues of restructuring and others.
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