NASS: Afenifere endorses Lawan, Gbajabiamila
…calls for Yoruba unity
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
The Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere, has endorsed the candidacy of Senator Hammed Lawan as Senate president and Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker of House of Representatives.
The leader of the group, Chief Ayo Fasanmi disclosed this while addressing journalists after Afenifere meeting in Osogbo.
He called on all the Yorubas to support the administration in order to have relevance in the Nigerian politics and derive more dividends of democracy.
He said the administration of president Buhari has good things in stock.
“The Yorubas must come together as we are making move here to see that every part of Yoruba land comes under one umbrella.”
Fasanmi said the interest of the party should be respected and is supreme and above that of any member.
He enjoined all Yoruba natives both currently serving and the incoming senators and members of the House of Representatives to abide by the decision of the APC by voting for all their candidates when inaugurated.
Also speaking, Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye said the security challenges facing the nation would soon be a thing of the past as the president is doing everything possible to curb banditry and insurgency.
While congratulating all the South-west governors and House of Assembly members-elect on their successes at the polls, he appealed to the governors to be more security conscious and do the needful to support the federal government to fight insecurity and make the country safe for the people and foreign investors.