Afenifere, one of the major South-West socio-political groups, has denied supporting the 2023 Presidential bid of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, or any other Aspirant for that matter, Page 36 learnt.
This is coming after a viral statement by the Leader of the South-West Agenda, SWAGA, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, emerged, purporting that his group secured the support of Afenifere for its Candidate, during a visit to Pa Reuben Fasoranti, the erstwhile Leader of Afenifere, on Tuesday.
However, Afenifere denied endorsing any Candidate, in a statement by its Director of Communications, Sola Lawal, titled: ‘Afenifere denies endorsing Presidential Aspirant’, on Wednesday.
Lawal stated that the group is still mourning the demise of its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, in whose honour the group suspended all engagements.
He also pointed out that Pa Fasoranti took a “deserved rest, when he formally handed over to Chief Ayo Adebanjo, three weeks ago, after leading the group for 12 years, and so, the former could not have spoken for Afenifere during the SWAGA visit to his Akure home”.
Afenifere further said that it has “temporarily halted all activities, in honour of Odumakin, who is still lying in the morgue, cold and lonely”.
“The Adeyeye foray into Afenifere space at this period of huge loss and intense mourning, is disrespectful, insensitive and unwarranted.
“Being a former Afenifere top notch, and in fact, Odumakin’s immediate predecessor in Office as Spokesperson for Afenifere, Adeyeye should cease all activities and join us in mourning at this trying times.”