Afenifere Leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo disclosed this Monday at a press briefing on why the group shifted its support to the south East instead of South West
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Chief Adebanjo made a surprise appearance at Primate Ayodele’s annual thanksgiving ceremony that was held on Monday
Adebanjo made this known when he spoke with newsmen on Wednesday, a day after Tinubu officially declared his ambition.
Adebanjo spoke in a statement on Thursday in response to the claim by Akande that Tinubu built his house for him.
Akande, in his book: “My Participations,” claimed that Adebanjo pestered Tinubu to build the Lekki house for him
The 93-year-old Afenifere leader, who explained how he gathered funds to build his Lekki residence, also asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to probe the sources of the wealth of Tinubu and Akande.
Akande, a former Governor of Osun State and first chairman of the All Progressives Congress, had last week presented his book to the public.
The socio-cultural group’s chieftain said this during a biweekly meeting of Yoruba Global Council, a body of progressive Yoruba sons and daughters at home and in the diaspora tagged “The Platform”.
Adebanjo made the remarks at the funeral of the late spokesman of the pan-Yoruba organization, Yinka Odumakin.
This is coming on the heels of a viral statement by the leader of South West Agenda, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, purporting that his group secured the support of Afenifere for its candidate during a visit to Pa Reuben Fasoranti, erstwhile Afenifere leader, on Tuesday.
Ever since his student days, Odumakin had been fearless and unrelenting in speaking up in promoting the cause of justice and what he perceived as the best interest of the citizens of Nigeria. He participated actively at the forefront in the various students and youth struggles against successive military dictatorships in the 1980s and 1990s. In the process, he was arrested, harassed and even detained several times. Yet, he never allowed himself to succumb to tyranny or be pressured into submissive and pliant silence.
Former Minority Whip of the House of Representatives and Special Adviser on Strategy and Political Matters to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Hon. Babatunde Oduyoye, stated this on Sunday, in a statement he signed and made available to newsmen in Ibadan.
He is former deputy leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo who served as acting National leader of Afenifere.
Igboho was on his way to Lagos for a scheduled meeting with a leader of Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, when the attempt to arrest him was made on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Adebanjo, a leader of Pan Yoruba group, Afenifere, made the remark in his reaction to the death of Kanu, a former military governor of Imo in 1975 and governor of Lagos State in 1976, who died on Wednesday, aged 77.
They spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.
The SMBLF took the decision in Abuja on Wednesday following developments in the polity that it described as “some urgent business of national importance”.
The Forum, made up of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, Northern Elders Forum, Afenifere, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Middle Belt Forum, made its position known in a statement signed by their leaders, including Chief E. K. Clark, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Chief John Nwodo and Dr. Pogu Bitrus
The celebration took place in Oyo town on Wednesday
The group said this on Sunday at a press conference in Abuja