The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council spokesperson, Festus Keyamo, accused the leader of Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, of promoting his agenda in the group.
Keyamo, who spoke with The PUNCH on Monday was reacting to the Yoruba socio-political group’s endorsement of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
The APC chieftain said Pa Adebanjo was only projecting his personal bias against his party standard bearer, Bola Tinubu.
He added that he stood by an earlier statement released by the council’s Director of Media and Publicity, Bayo Onanuga.
He said, “We stand by the statement issued yesterday (Sunday) by our campaign council media director. Afenifere is not the mouthpiece of the Yoruba. The release comprehensively addressed the matter.
“The issue is that the Afenifere in question is just Pa Adebanjo trying to project his personal bias against Asiwaju. He is not pursuing any pan-Yoruba act of patriotism as claimed. No, he is not.
“Besides, his view is not the position of the entire Afenifere. He is just a factional member of the group. We are aware that there was no time Afenifere met to take such a decision.”
Onanuga had, in an earlier statement, described Adebanjo’s endorsement of Obi as a personal decision.
While admitting that he is free to support anyone he likes in furtherance of his democratic right, the media director stated that the elder statesman does not speak for the Yorubas.
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