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2023 Elections: Afenifere Denies Endorsing Tinubu For 2023 Presidency

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The South-West based socio-political group, Afenifere, has come out to debunk stories that it has thrown its weight in support of the National leader of the All Progressive Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu as its aspirant for the 2023 Presidential election. Afenifere leader Ayo Adebanjo

This is denial comes off the heels of a viral statement by the leader of the South West Agenda Prince Dayo Adeyeye, who suggested that his group had secured the support of the Afenifere group for its candidate during their visit to the immediate past leader of the Pro South-Western group Pa Reuben Fasoranti, on Tuesday.
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However, the Pro South-West group has come out to deny endorsing any candidate ahead of the 2023 election in a statement released by its Director of Communications, Sola Lawal, which was titled, ‘Afenifere Denies Endorsing Presidential Aspirant’, on Wednesday.

With Lawal noting that the group at the moment is still in mourning of its just passed Publicity Secretary, Mr Yinka Odumakin, in whose honour the group suspended all engagements.
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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 group further said it has “temporarily halted all activities in honour of Odumakin who is still lying in the morgue, cold and lonely”.

“The Adeyeye foray into Afenifere space at this period of huge loss and intense mourning is disrespectful, insensitive and unwarranted,” Lawal added.

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