The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN, has sent a warning to the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, following his endorsement by Afenifere leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo.
Adebanjo had last month endorsed Obi for president despite Asiwaju Bola Tinubu coming from the same region as his group.
However, on Sunday, Pa Fasoranti, who handed over the Afenifere leadership to Adebanjo, endorsed Tinubu during a meeting in Akure, Ondo State.
Despite Fasoranti’s endorsement of Tinubu, Adebanjo still maintained his stance on Obi.
Reacting, Keyamo tweeted “Propelled by a long-held animosity against Tinubu, in 2015, the Pa Ayo Adebanjo Afenifere endorsed Jonathan for President. In 2019, they endorsed Atiku. In both cases, they failed. Congrats, Peter Obi on this endorsement,”
When contacted by DAILY INDEPENDENT, Keyamo said he wasn’t referring to Afenifere as whole but the one led by Ayo Adebanjo.
He said, “What i said was that whoever Ayo Adebanjo’s faction of Afenifere endorses usually fails. I am not saying Afenifere as a whole. I specifically said the Pa Ayo Adebanjo-led Afenifere”.