Afenifere, the pan Yoruba Socio-political group on Tuesday showed support to the five governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who are opposed to the presidential ambition of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
The group said the crisis rocking the PDP was a result of the violation of the party’s constitution and the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference on rotation of power between Northern and Southern regions of the country.
The Secretary General of the umbrella body of the Yoruba elite group, Chief Sola Ebiseeni in a statement said the position of the five PDP governors who are opposed to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar’s anchored on the belief that power should be shared between North and the South.
Ebiseeni, who was justifying the presence of Afenifere at the Southwest rally of the candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi, said the constitution of the PDP was violated with the choice of Abubakar as the presidential candidate of the PDP.
According to him, it was difficult for members of the Afenifere in good conscience and the peace of our nation to support the ill-advised choice of the PDP Presidential candidate on account of his region of origin.