The leader of the apex Yoruba socio-cultural organization, Afenifere, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, has explained why the Labour Party standard bearer, Peter Obi, must win Saturday’s presidential election.
Adebanjo appealed to Nigerians and political parties to be united and work together for the success of Obi.
He stated this at an event to declare an alliance between the LP and Boot Party at his residence in Lekki, Lagos, on Tuesday.
The elder statesman said Obi must win the presidential election to put to rest the clamour and insinuations that Igbo are being marginalised. He insisted that it was the turn of the South-East to produce the next president of Nigeria.
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WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that Adebanjo had said his agitation for a president of South East extraction was borne out of equality, fairness and logic.
He noted that the passion Nigerians have for Peter Obi of Labour Party is incomparable to that of other candidates.
Adebanjo said, “Well, I believe those who have love in following the trajectory of the Nigerian election must know why we are supporting Peter Obi. Of course, you must remember I was the first person to cry out that it was the turn of the South East. The parties had not done their primaries at that time, but I was just thinking about the constitutionality, logicality and equity of the situation of Nigerian politics from the time of independence.
“I think all passion for Obi cannot be compared with others. It is historical, philosophical, logical and constitutional, and even a question of inclusiveness if you are sincere about keeping Nigeria together.”