The leader of the pan-Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, yesterday, said the organization will not support any presidential candidate in 2023 until the 1999 constitution is changed.

Adebanjo also faulted former President Olusegun Obasanjo that oil in the Niger Delta belongs to Nigeria, saying rather, the resources belong to the people of the region.

Obasanjo had said in a newspaper report that oil in the Niger Delta belonged to Nigeria and attempts by Chief Edwin Clark to put the record straight were rebuffed by a statement by Areas Consultative Forum, ACF, supporting the position of the former president.

He spoke at a press conference held in Lagos and attended by Afenifere leaders including Senator Femi Okurounmu, Chief Supo Shonibare, Professor Ebun Sonaya, Chief Tunde Onakoya, Chief Lanre Anjolaiya, Alhaji Abdullahi Adebayo Inaolaji, Ms Nike Olujemibola and the Afenifere spokesperson, Jare Ajayi.

The Afenifere leader, who insisted that his group will not support a candidate in 2023 if there is no change in the 1999 constitution, said: “We are not contending who is the president now because we don’t believe in the constitution until that constitution is changed, we will talk of who the president should be.






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