Ohanaeze Lauds Adebanjo For Backing Obi

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation Afenifere has received accolades from the Igbo apex socio-cultural group Ohanaeze Ndigbo for its bravery, determination, and unshakable commitment to the values of pan-Nigerianism and the continued existence of the country regardless of whose ox gets gored.

The national publicity secretary of Ohanaeze, Dr Alex Ogbonnia, signed the statement, which was headlined “Ohanaeze Salutes Afenifere On Its Resolutions.”

The statement, titled: “Ohanaeze Salutes Afenifere On Its Resolutions,” was signed by Ohanaeze’s National Publicity Secretary, Dr Alex Ogbonnia.

It read partly, “We are not unmindful of Afenifere’s role in restoring democracy to Nigeria through the platform of the National Democratic Coalition. The Afenifere leaders, with alliances across the national divide and the international bodies launched the National Democratic Coalition, which eventually gave birth to the Committee for Unity and Understanding, among others.

“We thank the Afenifere for telling the world the true position on the February 25 presidential election, which, from available, records was won by Mr Peter Obi of the Labour Party.

“Furthermore, we commend the Afenifere for its reassurances of security and support to stranger communities in Yorubaland, particularly Lagos State, and for reassuring our people that there is no war between the Yoruba and any other group in Nigeria, especially the Igbo.”

Ohanaeze also commended the Afenifere for strongly condemning the “campaigns of calumny and acts of ethnic violence deployed by some politicians and their hired criminal gangs in several parts of the federation during the gubernatorial election.”

“We join Afenifere in restating our confidence in the judiciary with the hope that it will acquit itself creditably in the election litigation presently before it without fear or favour,” the organisation said.

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