Tuesday, October 9, is a day that will be green in the minds of the Pan Yoruba Socio-cultural group, Afenifere, as its members who paid a courtesy visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun state, over the 2019 general election.
The group who held a closed-door session with the former President, through one of its leaders, Mr Yinka Odumakin, while addressing newsmen reaffirms that the group was in Abeokuta to pay a return visit to Obasanjo who had earlier visited Chief Ayo Adebanjo, one of the leaders of the group, in Lagos.
“A few weeks back, Obasanjo came to Lagos to visit Pa Ayo Adebanjo and we are here again today to return the visit in order to further strengthen the friendship with the group”.
He went further to stress that, “The general elections are around the corner and leaders across Nigeria are coming together to discuss the event, which is so crucial to the life of the nation. All hands must be on deck to get the country re-established and all grey areas must be ironed out”.
Odumakin also described the 2019 presidential race as “exciting” in the light of the candidates, who have emerged from the two major political parties.
He, however, confirmed that “the most important thing to the Afenifere group is the issue of restructuring.”
As according to him, the group will support any candidate, who prioritises restructuring, because Nigeria cannot realise its dream without restructuring.
He said the group would soon adopt its preferred presidential candidate, saying “an official pronouncement would be made on the decision.
” The pendulum is swinging and we will let you know where it finally settles,” he concludes.