The foremost Yoruba organisation, Afenifere, has announced that it will lend its support to the five governors of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who are against Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s candidacy for the presidency in 2023.
The group claims that the crisis that is currently afflicting the PDP can be traced back to a violation of the party’s constitution as well as the recommendations made by the National Conference in 2014 regarding the rotation of power between the Northern and Southern regions of the country.
In a statement, the Secretary General of the mainstream Yoruba organisation, Chief Sola Ebiseeni, said that the position of five PDP governors opposed to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar presidency led by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike was supported by Afenifere.
Afenifere is of the belief that the power should come to the south after a Northerner, President Muhammadu Buhari, has completed an eight-year tenure as president of the country.
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Ebiseeni, who was attempting to provide a justification for the support of Afenifere on G5 Governors and Wike, stated that the selection of Abubakar as the presidential candidate of the PDP violated the constitution of the PDP.
According to him, it was difficult for members of Afenifere to support the ill-advised choice of the PDP Presidential candidate on account of his region’s origin because it would be difficult for them to do so in good conscience and it would disrupt the peace of our nation.
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