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Oodua Group Blasts Afenifere For Endorsing Labour Party Candidate In Lagos

Oodua Group Blasts Afenifere For Endorsing Labour Party Candidate In Lagos

Popular pan Yoruba group, Oodua Youth Parliament (OYP) has disowned the factional Afenifere group led by Supo Shonibare, following the endorsement of Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour in Lagos. The group said the Factional Afenifere group does not represent nor speak for the Yoruba race. Frowning at factional Afenifere’s support for Rhodes-Vivour, OYP also warned the factional group to stay away from Southwest Politics.

In a statement by the Speaker of OYP, Aare Abdulmajeed Oladimeji Oyeniyi, he declared his group’s support for the Lagos state’s All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial Candidtate, Babajide Sanwolu, pledging that they will secure one million vote for him in the upcoming governorship election. He said just like the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi was defeated in the recently concluded presidential poll, Vivour-Rhodes will also lost to the incumbent Lagos state Governor Sanwolu in the gubernatorial election.

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According to Aare Oyeniyi, “It’s unfortunate that this factional Afenifere group that is supposed to rallied round and ensure Yoruba victory in Lagos are now rooting for a Labour Party candidate with questionable identity in Lagos. We therefore advise them ‘factional Afenifere’ to stay away from southwest politics if they won’t protect Yoruba race interest. This is completely absurd. In the Igbo land, have we ever heard in history that the Ohanaezes declare for a Yoruba to govern Anambra or a Hausa to rule Imo state?

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“Oodua youths are therefore warning the factional Afenifere to stay away from southwest politics and don’t complicate matters for us. The real Afenifere widely recognised in the Yoruba land is led by Pa Fashoranti. To this end, we hereby declare total support for Governor Sanwolu.

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