A faction of Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba social-cultural group, Tuesday endorsed the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, President Muhammadu Buhari.
The faction led by Chief Ayo Fasanmi pronounced the endorsement at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State Capital.
A former federal lawmaker, Senator Olabiyi Durojaye, from Ogun State, moved the motion for the endorsement supported by five other leaders of the group including Prince Tajudeen Olusi (Lagos), Professor Bayonile Ademodi (Ondo), Elder Yemi Alade (Ekiti), Chief S. M. Akindele (Oyo), and Sooko Adewoyin (Osun).
The group said it endorsed Buhari because he had performed well so far.
Present at the event were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Chief Ayo Fasanmi, Deputy Governor of Lagos and Osun States; while APC National Leader Bola Tinubu was represented by a former minister, Demola Seriki.
Traditional rulers at the event included the Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adedejuyigbe, Akirun of Ikirun, Oba Abioye Oyebode, Oniye of Iye Ekiti, Oba Adeleye Oni among others.
The leader of the group chief Fasanmi had earlier in his remarks, said Buhari deserved another term.
He said: “I want all of you to work and vote for Buhari who has performed very credibly and I think he deserved second term in the office.
“He is the only candidate that is campaigning about corrupt free society. I am pleased that all the South West under the APC fold”.
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