2019: OBJ Visits Afenifere, “Says Nigeria Must Be Rescued Before It Collapses “
May 21, 2018
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo today visited the leaders of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, at the house of Pa Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Obasanjo said: “I remember visiting Pa Abraham Adesanya thrice in Lagos before the 1999 election and I was asked to join Afenifere and Alliance for Democracy then, but I told them that AD was a cul-de-sac.”
“Pa Abraham told me that if I joined, things would change; but I refused to join them. I went back the second time, but they refused to work for my emergence.”
“I went there again the third time, but Afenifere maintained their stand. They refused to vote for me; but I secured my votes outside Yorubaland, though they supported me in 2003 for my re-election.”
“Our priority is now one. If we do not join hands to repair this country now, it will collapse and this could be disastrous.”
The meeting lasted for just 30 minutes. During the meeting, the former President sought for the cooperation of the group to save Nigeria from collapsing under president Muhammadu Buhari.