2023: Afenifere disowns Sola Lawal over statement made on Tinubu’s Ambition
*** says group has no Director of Communication
The Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Wednesday disowned a statement credited to Sola Lawal, who claimed to be the group’s Director of Communications that the group has not endorsed any presidential ambition of anyone.
Lawal has denied supporting the presidential bid of any aspirant for the 2023 presidential election, after the chieftain of Afenifere, Reuben Fasoranti had on Tuesday expressed support to the presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu ahead of 2023.
Fasoranti made the statement when a delegation of the South West Agenda, SWAGA for Tinubu visited him.in Akure.
Lawal said that the group was still mourning the demise of its late Publicity Secretary, Mr Yinka Odumakin in whose honour the group suspended all engagements.
Lawal also pointed out that 94-year-old Pa Fasoranti has taken a “deserved rest when he formally handed over to Chief Ayo Adebanjo three weeks ago after leading the group for 12 years and so the former couldn’t have spoken for Afenifere during the SWAGA visit to his Akure home.”
Speaking with Newsmen, an elder stateman and a chieftain of Afenifere ,Chief Sehinde Arogbofa said the group does not recognise Lawal as he was acting on his own.
Arogbofa said the group had no Director of Communication yet and Lawal could not have spoken for Afenifere.