Abeokuta– Members of the Pan Yoruba Socio-cultural group, Afenifere, on Tuesday held a closed-door conference with previous President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun, over the 2019 surveys.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo check out Afenifere leader Pa Reuben Fasoranti in Akure. Picture Dayo Johnson.
The conference which began around 3.30 p.m lasted about 2 hours.
Mr Yinka Odumakin, who dealt with newsmen on behalf of the group after the conference, stated the group remained in Abeokuta to pay a return check out to Obasanjo.
The previous president had actually just recently gone to Chief Ayo Adebanjo, among the leaders of the group, in Lagos.
He stated the conference, which centred around the 2019 surveys, was suggested to harmonise the position of the Yorubas in Nigeria worrying the 2019 basic elections.
” Couple of weeks back, Obasanjo concerned Lagos to check out Pa Ayo Adebanjo and we are here once again today to return the check out in order to additional enhance the relationship with the group.
” The conference likewise targets at producing an unified position in Yorubaland over the management of the nation in regard of the 2019 basic elections.
” The basic elections are around the corner and leaders throughout Nigeria are coming together to talk about the occasion, which is so vital to the life of the country.
” All hands need to be on deck to get the nation re-established and all grey locations need to be straightened out,” he stated.
Odumakin explained the 2019 governmental race as “amazing” in the light of the prospects, who have actually emerged from the 2 significant political celebrations.
He, nevertheless, stated “the most essential thing to the Afenifere group is the problem of restructuring.”.
According to him, the group will support any prospect, who prioritises restructuring, since Nigeria can not understand its dream without restructuring.
He stated the group would quickly embrace its favored governmental prospect, stating “a main declaration would be made on the choice.
” The pendulum is swinging and we will let you understand where it lastly settles,” he stated.
Members of the group, who went to the conference are a previous guv of Osun state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, a previous Minister of State for Defence, Mrs. Dupe Adelaja, Chief Ayo Adebanjo and Hon.Oladipo Olaitan.
Others are previous Nigerian Ambassador to the Netherlands, Dr Tokunbo Awolowo- Dosunmu, Sen. Femi Okurounmu, Prof.Banjo Akintoye, Mr. Yinka Odumakin and Mr. Supo Sonibare.