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The leader of Afenifere, a pan Yoruba socio-political organization, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, has backed Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), for the 2023 election.

Speaking on Yoruba Gbode, an online radio programme, on Tuesday, the elder statesman said he has no faith in Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) respectively.

He accused Tinubu of selling President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigerians in 2015, stressing that the former Lagos State Governor would continue Buhari’s failed policies.

He stated that it is only the Labour Party’s presidential candidate that can rule the country without listening to any godfather.

According to the Afenifere leader, Peter Obi would not disappoint Nigerians if he wins the 2023 presidential election.

Pa Adebanjo said: “It is only Peter Obi that can rule independently without the influence of these criminals in the government. Tinubu will only give continuity to Buhari’s incompetence.

“We know Peter Obi very well , that’s why we endorsed him. He will not disappoint Nigerians, let’s put tribal differences apart and vote the right leader in.

“Tinubu sold Buhari to over 200 million Nigerians for his own selfish interest of wanting to rule after Buhari. None of them loves Nigeria.”

He added, “Easterners are also Nigerians , they deserve to rule. I am sure Peter Obi will not subject himself to the northerners like Tinubu and Atiku would do.