The crisis rocking the apex Yoruba Sociopolitical organization, Afenifere took another twist in Sunday as a new faction if the group endorsed the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Democratic (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso.
VANTAGE NEWS reports that crisis started in the group following the endorsement of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu by Pa Fasoranti, a former leader of the group.
Tinubu’s endorsement raised dust among members of the group because the group had through its acting leader, Ayo Adebanjo endorsed Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party.
The group is yet to settle the crisis before the emergence of the faction that endorsed Kwankwaso on Sunday.
It was learnt that the group met with Kwankwaso in Lagos on Sunday.
The Coordinator of New Afenifere, Ajibade Adeyeye who confirmed the development to journalists, said his group chose to identify with the NNPP presidential candidate because of his track record.
He said, “The new Afenifere hereby states that we are concerned socio-political umbrella known as new Afenifere, and I dare say we have decided to take our future into our hands to prepare for the upcoming 2023 election.
“We have called on our elder statesmen not to impose on us anymore but to allow us to choose our preferred presidential candidate because we believe we are old enough to make decisions for ourselves and for our future.
“So, on behalf of the New Afenifere, we have decided to forge ahead and endorse the candidature of Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, together with his running mate, Bishop Isaac Idahosa, to see toward a new Nigeria.”
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