2019: Afenifere Leaders Meet Obasanjo Behind Closed-Doors

Channels Television  
Updated October 10, 2018
Afenifere leaders in former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s home in Abeokuta, Ogun State on October 9, 2018.


Some leaders of the Yoruba Socio-Political Group Afenifere recently met with Former President Olusegun Obasanjo behind closed doors.

The meeting lasted for about two hours.

The spokesperson for the group, Yinka Odumakin, after the meeting told journalists that Afenifere will support any presidential candidate who demonstrates the readiness to restructure the country.

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“The 2019 election is going to be interesting. The most important thing for us is restructuring and clearly, you should know that Afenifere will always support a candidate that is ready to restructure the country.

“Without restructuring, we are going nowhere,” he said.

Odumakin stated further the meeting was to reciprocate Obasanjo’s visit to a leader of the group, Adebanjo, a few months ago in Lagos.

“A few months ago, former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo came to Lagos to visit Baba Ayo Adebanjo. Today, we are here to pay him a return visit and to appreciate him for the visit to Lagos the other time.

“We are trying to further the friendship so that there will be harmony in Yorubaland.  This will allow our people to know that leaders across divides are coming together to discuss the way forward,” he said.

The delegation, led by Chief Ayo Adebanjo, comprised Senator Femi Okunrounmu, Professor Banji Akintoye, Dupe Adelaja, Dr Tokunbo Awolowo Dosunmu, Oladipo Olaitan, Amos Akingba and Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.