2023: Afenifere leader, Fasoranti endorses Tinubu’s presidential bid

2023: Afenifere leader, Fasoranti endorses Tinubu’s presidential bid

Reuben Fasoranti, an Afenifere leader, has prayed for the success of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Tinubu paid a visit to Fasoranti’s home in Akure, the state capital of Ondo.

During the meeting, the former Lagos governor bowed his head and accepted prayers from the Afenifere leader.

Tinubu last visited Fasoranti was in 2019 when he condoled with him over the death of Funke Olakunrin, his daughter.

Olakunrin was killed by gunmen on her way to Lagos.

Fasoranti’s support for Tinubu comes weeks after Ayo Adebanjo, one of the founding fathers of Afenifere, endorsed Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP).

Adebanjo explained it is based on the principle of equity and federal character as enshrined in the constitution.

“The south-west, as I have pointed out, has produced a president and currently sits as VP. The south-south has spent a total of six years in the presidency. But the Igbo people of the south-east have never tasted presidency in Nigeria. And now that the power is due back in the south, equity demands that it’s ceded to Igbo,” he said.

“We cannot continue to demand that the Igbo people remain in Nigeria. While we at the same time continue to brutally marginalise and exclude them from the power dynamics.”

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