Tinubu not to blame for Afenifere crisis – Keyamo
The spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress campaign council, Festus Keyamo, has said it will be unfair for anybody to link the visit of the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, to Pa Reuben Fasoranti as the reason for the crisis currently rocking the leadership of Pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere.
Tinubu had visited Fasoranti in his residence in Akure, the Ondo State capital two weeks ago where he received the endorsement of the elder statesman.
The action did not go down well with Afenifere’s ‘acting’ leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, who faulted the former Lagos State governor’s visit, saying it was a well-calculated attempt to divide the group.
A furious Adebanjo, who earlier endorsed Labour Party’s presidential flag bearer, Peter Obi, aired his grievance on ‘Politics Today’, a popular programme on Channels Television barely 24 hours after Tinubu’s visit.
He said, “Nothing is going on other than an attempt to split Afenifere to which I will not be a party. It is a sort of conspiracy among those who want to see Afenifere divided.
“They have been on this plan for over a month and my members came to me to alert me about it and I said, ‘Don’t talk about it. It would be a diversion’. All we want now is an election on issues.”
Reacting to the allegation that his principal’s visit was the reason for the group’s crisis, Keyamo, who spoke exclusively to our correspondent said there was no iota of truth in the report.