A chieftain of the Labour Party (LP), Pat Utomi, has applauded the Yoruba socio-cultural group Afenifere for justifying its help for Peter Obi.
Naija News had reported that Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo on Monday restated that the group would help the LP Presidential Candidate for the 2023 presidency.
Adebanjo whereas talking at a press conference in Lagos mentioned the group wouldn’t help the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, and the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
The elder statesman mentioned that Obi is the person the group can belief to restructure the nation again to federalism on the idea of office.
Talking on Monday during an appearance on Channels Tv’s Politics Today, Utomi acknowledged that the Yoruba group has achieved the ethical factor and backed its phrases with action.
The Political economist additionally dismissed insinuations that Afenifere doesn’t pull political weight within the South West, stressing that the group is dedicated to being principle-centered.
“Afenifere has established, over a protracted time period a dedication to being principle-centred. it’s onerous, to start with, that today. If something, the challenge of politics today in Nigeria is that there was an indication of politics with out principles.
“All Nigerians can do is to admire and show respect for the leadership of Pa Adebanjo which is principle-centred.
“Afenifere constitutes an ethical authority, and whenever you mix that moral authority with the truth that they’ve been in a position to construct a transparent alliance with PANDEF, Center Belt Discussion board and collectively they’ve been talking on this matter alongside Ohaneze Ndigbo. You see that there’s a sure physique of opinion in Nigeria who’re main stakeholders who can say that is what’s principled and that is what is correct.”