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2019 General Election: Afenifere Leaders Visit Obasanjo, Warns Tinubu

Unic Press UK: Afenifere, a notable socio-cultural organization of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, has parleyed with the former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo over the coming General Election, which is scheduled to hold on February 2019.

Speaking to journalists at the end of the meeting, which was held at the country home of Obasanjo, the Afenifere publicity secretary, Yinka Odumakin, said:

”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 because without restructuring we are going nowhere. We have heard someone saying that 2014 report was kept in the archive and we have also heard another person saying that Nigeria can be restructured clearly, so we know where to go. We are going to make a pronouncement very soon. The pendulum is swinging and we will know where it will swing,” the Premium Times reports.

In another development, the group’s publicity secretary reacted to a statement allegedly made by the former Lagos state Governor Bola Tinubu that void/uninhabited lands in any state of the Republic could be turned into grazing areas, saying:

“We totally reject this position as it is very backward in modern times. . . Senator Tinubu has lived in very enlightened societies like the United States and Britain; if he was still living in any of such countries, would he suggest that grazing routes should be established at this age and time? We admonish him. . . he should thread softly in playing games with the lives of our people by making outlandish propositions on issues which have been settled. Tinubu can give his residence in Bourdillon for cattle colony but our people will not accept their land being converted into cattle grazing routes.”

 

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