June 24, 2022

Presidency 2023: Afenifere is preparing to form a political party

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Afenifere’s interim leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, unveiled the organization’s plans to form a new political party.

Adebanjo said the pan-Yoruba socio-political organization would not endorse any candidate in the upcoming presidential election but would instead field its own presidential candidate.

Adebanjo made this known to reporters on Tuesday during his annual general meeting of the organization held at his country house in Sanya Ogbo, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.

However, the leader of Afenifere failed to disclose the name of the party and the time it would be launched.

Adebanjo said Afenifere will not participate in the 2023 elections until the 1999 constitution is revised and the country is restructured. The Afenifere leader noted that the law of the land does not guarantee a free and fair ballot.

He said, “We will still decide whether we will participate or not. But, we are a political party. We don’t support anyone. Decidedly, we form a party.

“I don’t believe in elections until they change this constitution, there are no level playing fields in this fraudulent constitution.”

Meanwhile, the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde a before the 2023 general election urged Nigerians not to vote a leader old enough to be a grandfather as president.

Naija News reports that the PDP Governor gave the notice in Ibadan, the state capital, on Tuesday while speaking at the Reverend’s 65th birthday and thanksgiving service Samson Ayokunle, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

Makinde warned against letting people aged 70 and over become president in 2023.

He urged Nigerians to elect a youth as president in 2023 instead.

The leader of the PDP maintained that it would be wise to elect people who have the energy to serve the country.

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