Adebanjo speaks at Obi’s “mother of all rallies” in Oyo


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The Leader of Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, on Wednesday attended the Labour Party (LP) presidential campaign rally in Oyo State.

Presidential candidate of LP, Peter Obi, and his running mate, Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed, were also present at the rally held in the state capital, Ibadan.

Obi had taken to Twitter to describe the rally as said the “mother of all rallies”.

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Speaking in Yoruba, Adebanjo extolled Obi’s leadership qualities.

He called on the electorate in Oyo not to allow tribal sentiment to becloud their sense of judgement in the 2023 election.

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“To those saying this one is Igbo, that one is Yoruba, the talk of president in Nigeria is not a talk of the Igbo or Yoruba but the talk of entire Nigeria,” the nonagenarian said.

Crowd of supporters at the LP’s Oyo presidential campaign rally

Recall that Afenifere under Adebanjo had in September endorsed Obi for the presidency.

Also speaking at the rally, Obi thanked Afenifere and its leader, Chief Adebanjo, for their support.

He said that the pan-Yoruba sociopolitical group has shown that it is standing for Nigeria’s future.

“Let me tell you what Ayo Adebanjo and Afenifere are standing for today is what will make the future of Nigeria.

“They are standing for equity; they are standing for justice, they are standing for fairness, and only equity, justice, and fairness will be the foundation of which we will build a united Nigeria,” Obi said.

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