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Governorship Election: Yoruba group berates Afenifere for endorsing LP candidate in Lagos

By Ismail Azeez

A pan Yoruba group,  Oodua Youth Parliament, (OYP) has disowned the factional Afenifere group led by Supo Shonibare, following the endorsement of Lagos Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.

The group said the factional Afenifere group neither represent nor speak for the yoruba race, adding that the group was only fighting for its selfish interest.

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 Candidate, 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 in the gubernatorial election.

According to 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 for their  selfish interest.

“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 Igboland, it is considered an abomination to see a Yoruba or Hausa dominate their politicking. Neither have we ever heard in history that  the Ohanaezes declare for a yoruba to govern Anambra nor a Hausa to rule Imo state.

“Oodua youths is therefore warning the factional Afenifere to stay away from Southwest politics and don’t complicate matters for us. The real Afenifere widely recognized in the yoruba land is led by Pa Fashoranti.

“To this end, we hereby declare total support for  Governor Sanwolu in his bid to govern Lagos state foe the second term and we are mobilizing 1 million votes for him in this coming election. We are confident of his victory in Lagos because he has acheived a lot within his 4 years in office.

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