The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has saluted the courage of the Pan Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere on speaking truth to power on national issues. It said that the position of the Yoruba group on the just held presidential election was a pointer to the world that the exercise was compromised to favour a particular candidate as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Like Afenifere, Ohanaeze stated that the election was won by Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party which candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, was declared winner by the INEC…… CONTINUE READING
Reacting to the Communiqué issued by the Afenifere, on March 28, 2023, after its monthly meeting held at the residence of its leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo at Isanya-Ogbo, Ogun State, Ohanaeze said the group once again displayed its courage, tenacity, dedication, robustness and unwavering commitment to the ideals of pan-Nigerianism and the continued existence of Nigeria without caring whose ox was gored.
Applauding the resolutions of the Afenifere meeting, Ohanaeze spokesman, Dr. Alex Ogbonnia, in a statement on Wednesday said: “We are persuaded that the Afenifere’s resolutions as published are fundamental and foundational to the current socio-political crisis gnawing at the heart of Nigeria; and that those resolutions speak truth to the conscience of the powers that be in Nigeria. Ohanaeze supports those resolutions in all ramifications and join in calling on the President and Government of Nigeria to, as a matter of urgency, restore public confidence and hope in the Nigerian project.
“Afenifere’s unflinching stand on the side of equity and justice has not come to us as a surprise given that the organization has, at various times, stood for truth each time Nigeria finds herself at the cross-roads.
“We are not unmindful of Afenifere’s role in restoring democracy to Nigeria through the platform of the National Democratic Coalition(NADECO). The Afenifere leaders, with alliances across the national divide and the international bodies launched the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), which eventually gave birth to the Committee for Unity and Understanding (CUU), among others…… CONTINUE READING
“We thank the Afenifere for telling the world the true position on the February 25 Presidential election, which from available records was won by Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party. “Furthermore, we commend the Afenifere for its reassurances of security and support to stranger communities in Yorubaland, particularly Lagos State and for reassuring our people that there is no war between the Yoruba and any other group in Nigeria, especially the Igbo.”