Afenifere, the Pan-Yoruba socio-political group has denied endorsing the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu or any aspirant for the 2023 presidential election.
The Director of Communications, Sola Lawal, made this known in a statemen titled, ‘Afenifere denies endorsing presidential aspirant’, on Wednesday.
This statement is coming just a day after the leader of South West Agenda, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, released a viral statement claiming that Afenifere has backed Tinubu during a visit to Pa Ruben Fasoranti on Tuesday in Akure.
Lawal said the group is still mourning the demise of its Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, reason why the group suspended all its engagements.
He noted that 96-year-old Pa Fasoranti couldn’t have spoken for Afenifere during the SWAGA visit to his Akure home as he had formally handed over to Chief Ayo Adebanjo three weeks ago after leading the group for 12 years.
Lawal added that Afenifere has “temporarily halted all activities in honour of Odumakin who is still lying in the morgue, cold and lonely”.
“The Adeyeye foray into Afenifere space at this period of huge loss and intense mourning is disrespectful , insensitive and unwarranted.
“Being a former Afenifere top notch and, infact , Odumakin’s immediate predecessor in office as spokesperson for Afenifere, Adeyeye should cease all activities and join us in mourning at this trying times.”