The leader of pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has said he will avoid meeting with presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
Adebanjo, while speaking to newsmen on Sunday said meeting with other presidential candidates after his open declaration support for the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, will amount to double standards.
He said, “I won’t welcome any of them. What will I be meeting other presidential candidates for? They shouldn’t come to me. That to me is hypocrisy. I don’t play double games. They can’t convince me to endorse or vote for them.
“I have already declared support for Peter Obi and my reasons are clear. My reason is principally ideological and constitutional. If we truly believe in the unity of Nigeria, then we must support an Igbo man for president in 2023 and that is what we have done.
“Our reasons are clear. The South West has produced a president and currently occupied the position of VP, the South-south has spent a total of six years in the presidency, but the Igbo people of South East have never tasted presidency in Nigeria, and now that the post is due back in the South, equity demands that it be ceded to the Igbo.”