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You’re not protecting Yoruba interest by dumping Tinubu for Obi, group blasts Afenifere

Tinubu and Peter Obi

A socio-cultural group, the Yoruba Welfare Group (YWG), has lambasted Afenifere for dumping All Progressive Congress presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for Peter Obi of the Labour Party in the 2023 election.

The group said Afenifere is not protecting the interest of the Yoruba nation by endorsing Obi, a non-Yoruba candidate.

The President of YWG, Comrade Abdulhakeem Alawuje, said the group was disturbed by Afenifere’s action in urging its members to support another candidate.

Recall that Afenifere had endorsed the former Anambra State governor, Obi while supporting a power shift to the South East/

Afenifere leader, Pa. Ayo Adebanjo, said he’s supporting Obi based on “equity, fairness and justice.”

YWG, however, in a statement, insisted that Tinubu is the Yoruba nominee for Nigeria’s president in 2023.

The statement read, “Afenifere is neither serving nor protecting the interests and rights of the Yoruba” by asking its members to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who is a Yoruba man.

 said, “We want to sound it loud and clear that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is neither a tribal bigot nor a Yoruba presidential aspirant but a Yoruba nominee for Nigeria’s president in 2023.”

12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    September 14, 2022 at 9:29 am

    What the hell is yoruba or igbo or hausa interest so called professionals and graduates keep talking about?! We are one people ,one Nation for crying out loud! …what happened to protecting the interest of Nigeria as a whole?! If we continue with this iliterate kind of reasoning and mindset, Nigeria will never get out of being a dumping ground of all kind of rubbish, also we will continue to remain a failing/failed Nation and yet we have every potential to be the number power Nation of the world. Problem we have is iliterates in positions of power …no iota of wisdom!

  2. Aaron Ugochukwu

    September 14, 2022 at 9:43 am

    Adebanjo stands for fairness, equity and justice but you stand tribe, message received.

  3. Anonymous

    September 14, 2022 at 10:08 am

    You sound like a tribal bigot. This your reason is what have kept Nigeria undeveloped and headquarters of poverty of the world.2023 is not about tribe, for equity, justice and firness Obi is the answer. Afanifere should be commended. Be wise join Obi-dient movement.

  4. Johnson Godman

    September 14, 2022 at 10:11 am

    And what is Yoruba interest, the same ethic bigotry that brought us where we are as a nation? This is indeed a reactionary group. Only God can tell where you want Nigeria to get to before you learn to place credence on merit rather than biased tribal thinking.

  5. Awoke

    September 14, 2022 at 10:15 am

    You sound like a tribal bigot. This your reason is what have kept Nigeria undeveloped and headquarters of poverty of the world.2023 is not about tribe, for equity, justice and firness Obi is the answer. Afanifere should be commended. Be wise join Obi-dient movement.

  6. Olukoya Joseoh

    September 14, 2022 at 10:22 am

    For Yoruba interest? but Afenifere saud for Nigeria interest which one is bigger? Ir group have hatred against d Ibos if not a SANE Yoruba know that it is d turn of d Ibo not d Yorubas!

  7. Alvin Mike Zege

    September 14, 2022 at 11:07 am

    It is more BETTER that Afenifere cares for the interest of Nigeria as a Nation than a tribe in Nigeria. I would vote Tinubu if he was wise and fair enough to pick a Christian as running mate! Afenifere is 100% right. Plus We don’t need someone to tell Us that Tinubu is not well; We can see he’s clearly sick. Wonder who will be signing bills if he’s rigged into the office #SHAKY_HANDS

  8. Bode

    September 14, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    What is Yoruba interest,what is lgbo interest, what is FulaniHausa interest, what is Nigeria interest. The Afenifere are wiser.

  9. Ochi O Ochi

    September 14, 2022 at 1:25 pm

    Afenifere is only being objective and also professing their unbiased political views.
    If the YWG is supporting Bola Ahmed Tinibu because he is of a YORUBA extraction and not because he can save this country from the imminent collapse resulting from the Brutish corrupt governance provided by both PDP and APC over the years, then the YWG is a practical TRIBAL organization. If every ethnic group should follow the the examples set by YWG(YORUBA WELFARE GROUP) then Nigeria is sure to end up like the then Soviet Union in no distant future.

  10. Abednego

    September 14, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    You are tribalistic. Gone are the days for such. Tribalism has never helped us since independence. Nigeria of today is not ready for that. Over the years people have paid kip service to the unity of Nigeria. They say we want one Nigeria and at the same time talk about “our interest”. This time around, we are voting on the basis of competence, integrity, and ability to perform irrespective of our tribe, religion, and party.

  11. orjime philip

    September 16, 2022 at 8:47 am

    How I wished, Yoruba people could forget tribalism and do the needful. APC government betrayed Tinubu by allowing him picked mm ticket but for his own way, he thought that he will win by that decision but I will still assure him that if he wish, let him pick Buhari as his own running mate, northerners won’t vote him because what they need is the head not the tail. And the only thing that they won’t success is Yoruba people putting their votes to Obi without sentiment or else Buhari will still come back 2023 (Atiku). Assuming that, Tinubu picked MC ticket, northern Christians, Yoruba people plus other states can make him win 2023, but now he is just deceiving himself, APC government don’t want him.

  12. mrangers

    September 16, 2022 at 10:04 am

    Fine, in what way d so called bat protect end the Yoruba’s,dd u think we have forgotten wen he told his aid so called d state government to other d army to go an open fire on the peaceful protester at lekki toll gate at 20-10-20 all just because of his own personal interest. Any youth dat declare support for him all because of d money he wants to share will never succeed in their life and all the lost soul of that 20-10-20 night shall question them.

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