Labour Party Holds Presidential Campaign Rally in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Thousands of supporters of the Labour Party Presidential candidate, Peter Obi flooded the campaign rally in Ibadan to drum support for the former Anambra state Governor and his running mate Datti Baba Ahmed, on Wednesday.

The security in and around Adamashigba stadium, the venue of the rally is also watertight as supporters of Labour Party LP formed single queue outside the stadium before being screened into the main event area.

The acting chairman of the Pan-Yoruba Socio-cultural group,Afenifere, Pa Ayo Adebanjo alongside other notable Nigerians led the presidential campaign team of the Labour Party candidate, Mr. Peter Obi to the ancient city of Ibadan on Wednesday.

Pa Adebanjo stated that his support for Obi is in the spirit of equity, justice and fairness, adding that he bears no grudge against the presidential candidate of the All progressives Congress APC chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Adebanjo said the critics of his support for the presidential candidate from the South Eastern part of Nigeria are not students of history.

The Afenifere chieftain disclosed that since Nigeria got its independence in 1960, South East has not produced the nation's leadership while other regions had produced it one or two times.

According to him"former president Olusegun Obasanjo was brought from prison after the annulment of the 1993 elections to lead the country. He spent a two-term of eight years and handed over to Late Musa Yar'adua from the North East. "After the demise of Yar'adua, president Goodluck Jonathan from the South- South became the acting president through the invocation of the doctrine of necessity and later contested and won the election.

"Former president Jonathan handed over to the incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari from the North West. Now, the Afenifere is saying that the baton of leadership must be handed over to the candidate from the South East, and people are now calling me names.

"They submitted that my decision is borne out of the hatred that I have for Tinubu. The question is, where are this set of critics when I stood solidly behind Tinubu during his challenges?
" Where are they when I supported his first and second-term ambition to govern Lagos state. Now that I am calling for equity and fairness, I have become his sworn enemy.
They say that I am envious of his achievements.

"Nigeria's presidency is neither about Ibo nor Yoruba. The legacy of chief Obafemi Awolowo must be upheld. Awo detested the marginalisation of any tribe by any tribe he concluded.

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