Pa Ayo Adebanjo, the head of the pan-Yoruba sociopolitical organisation Afenifere, has backed Peter Obi for president of the Labour Party.
Adebanjo claimed that among the present crop of presidential aspirants, only Peter Obi can rule freely in an interview with Yoruba Gbode, an online radio programme.
The Afenifere leader also claimed that Bola Tinubu, the APC's presidential candidate in 2015, had sold Buhari to Nigerians in order to further his own self-interest, saying that Tinubu "will only give continuity to Buhari’s incompetence".
“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.
“Easterners are also Nigerians , they deserve to rule.”