The Oodua Youth Parliament (OYP) has dissociated itself from the endorsement of the Governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour by Supo Shonibare-led Afenifere in Lagos state.
According to OYP, the factional Afenifere leaders do not speak for nor represent the Yoruba but fight for their selfish interests.
The spokesperson of the group, Abdulmajeed Oyeniyi in a statement expressed its support for the re-election of Babajide Sanwo-Olu and its readiness to mobilise youth support for the project.
According to Aare Oyeniyi, “It’s unfortunate that this factional Afenifere group that is supposed to rally round and ensure yoruba victory in Lagos are now rooting for a Labour Party candidate with questionable identity in Lagos for their selfish interest.
“We, therefore, advise them ‘factional Afenifere’ to stay away from southwest politics if they won’t protect the interest of Yoruba race.
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”In Igboland, it is considered an abomination to see a Yoruba or Hausa dominate their politicking. Neither have we ever heard in history that the Ohanaezes declare for a Yoruba to govern Anambra nor a Hausa to rule the Imo state.
“Oodua youths is therefore warning the factional Afenifere to stay away from southwest politics and don’t complicate matters for us. The real Afenifere widely recognized in the Yoruba land is led by Pa Fasoranti.
“To this end, we hereby declare total support for Governor Sanwolu in his bid to govern Lagos state for the second term and we are mobilising one million votes for him in this coming election. We are confident of his victory in Lagos because he has achieved a lot within his four years in office.”