A pro-President Muhammadu Buhari group on Thursday knocked the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, for declaring support for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
The group, under the auspices of the South-West Frontiers for Buhari/Osinbajo 2019, said President Buhari had performed well and deserved second term in office.
Speaking at the end of the group’s meeting in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Thursday, the Public Relations Officer of the group, Omowumi Adebayo, said Atiku was not sincere about his promise to restructure the country.
He said the PDP candidate was only deceiving Nigerians.
Adebayo said the people of the South-West would not be part of the restructuring that Atiku promised.
He said, “The Afenifere is not speaking for the interest of the South-West people, they are only fighting for their pockets.
“We in Yorubaland are always in the progressive since the time of Awolowo. These people are deceiving us that they are progressives but they are not.
“They are the ones that sold out the June 12, 1993 election,won by late Chief MKO Abiola and Yoruba is known for honesty, integrity and progressivism.
“If Atiku worked with (former President Olusegun) Obasanjo for eight years and Obasanjo himself described him as being corrupt, why is the Afenifere supporting a corrupt person to be the President of this country?
“If the PDP ruled for 16 years and Atiku was the vice president for eight years out of the 16 years, the party could not restructure the country, what type of restructuring does he (Atiku) want to give this country?”