The Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has denied supporting the presidential bid of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, or any aspirant for the 2023 presidential election.
This is coming on the heels of an alleged statement by the leader of South West Agenda(SWAGA) , Prince Dayo Adeyeye, that his group has secured the support of Afenifere for its candidate during a visit to erstwhile Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, on Tuesday.
However, Afenifere, in a statement by its Director of Communications, Sola Lawal, on Wednesday dismissed any endorsement claim.
Lawal stated that the group was still mourning the demise of its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, in whose honour the group suspended all engagements.
Lawal also pointed out that 96-year-old Pa Fasoranti had taken 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 couldn’t have spoken for Afenifere during the SWAGA visit to his Akure home.”
“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,” he added.