Obi’s endorsement: Ayo Adebanjo rejects meeting with Tinubu, Atiku
The Leader of Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo has said he would not entertain any meeting with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of All Progressives Congress (APC) and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) having endorsed Peter Obi of Labour Party (LP) for the 2023 presidential election.
He said meeting with either Tinubu or Atiku would amount to double standards.
According to Daily Indepedent, the nonagenarian said this on Sunday.
“I won’t welcome any of them. What will I be meeting other presidential candidates for? They shouldn’t come to me. That to me is hypocrisy. I don’t play double games. They can’t convince me to endorse or vote for them.
“I have already declared support for Peter Obi and my reasons are clear. My reason is principally ideological and constitutional. If we truly believe in the unity of Nigeria, then we must support an Igbo man for president in 2023 and that is what we have done.
“Our reasons are clear. The South West has produced a president and currently occupied the position ofVP, the South-south has spent a total of six years in the presidency, but the Igbo people of South East have never tasted presidency in Nigeria, and now that the post is due back in the South, equity demands that it be ceded to the Igbo,” Adebanjo was quoted as saying.