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“I did NOT endorse Tinubu only Afenifere can” – Pa Fasoranti



Ex- leader of Pa Reuben Fasoranti South-West based socio-political group, Afenifere, has refuted claims that it endorsed former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, or any aspirant for the 2023 presidential.

Pa Reuben Fasoranti said that, “I did not endorse Tinubu. He came with his people for prayers and as a father, I prayed for him. If Obi comes too, I will pray for him. It is not in my place to endorse anyone, that is exclusivity of the Afenifere, which I’m no longer the leader.”

It was reported that the leader of South West Agenda, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, in a statement on Tuesday stated that the group had endorsed the candidate of the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) during a visit to Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

However, Afenifere in a statement by its Director of Communications, Sola Lawal on Wednesday refuted endorsing any candidate.

According to Lawal, the group is still mourning the death of its Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, saying that all engagements were also suspended in honour of the deceased”.

He stated that 96-year-old Pa Fasoranti had taken a “deserved rest when he formally handed over to Chief Ayo Adebanjo and the former couldn’t have spoken for Afenifere during their visit to his Akure home.

“We have temporarily stopped all activities in honour of Odumakin who is still lying in the morgue, cold and lonely.

“Adeyeye’s visit into Afenifere space at this period of huge loss and intense mourning is disrespectful and insensitive.

“Also, being a former Afenifere top notch and Odumakin’s immediate predecessor, Adeyeye should cease all activities and join us in mourning at this trying time.”

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