What Obasanjo told Afenifere leaders

A former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday paid a visit to the leaders of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, at the residence of the leader of the group, Pa Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, Ondo State. Obasanjo at the meeting commended the Afenifere for being at the forefront of fighting for the interest of the Yoruba nation while for the cooperation of the group to save Nigeria from collapsing.He said, “I remember visiting Pa Abraham Adesanya thrice in Lagos before the 1999 election and I was asked to join Afenifere and Alliance for Democracy then, but I told them that AD was a cul-de-sac.

“Pa Abraham told me that if I joined, things would change; but I refused to join them. I went back the second time, but they refused to work for my emergence. “I went there again the third time, but Afenifere maintained their stand. They refused to vote for me; but I secured my votes outside Yorubaland, though they supported me in 2003 for my re-election. “Our priority is now one. If we do not join hands to repair this country now, it will collapse and this could be disastrous.”

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