The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council spokesperson and Minister of Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has said the presidential candidates the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation backed in 2015 and 2019 all lost the polls.
Keyamo, who was mocking the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, congratulated him (Obi) on winning the 2023 election.
The APC spokesperson’s mockery came a day after Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, explained why the organisation is supporting Obi.
“The South West, as I have pointed out, has produced a president and currently sits as VP; the South South has spent a total of 6 years in the presidency, but the Igbo people of the South East have never tasted presidency in Nigeria, and now that the power is due back in the South, equity demands that it be ceded to the Igbo.
“We cannot continue to demand that the Igbo people remain in Nigeria, while we at the same time continue to be brutally marginalize and exclude them from the power dynamics,” Adebanjo had said in a statement.
But in a tweet on Tuesday, Keyamo shared a story of Afenifere endorsing Jonathan and Atiku in 2015 and 2019, respectively.
“Propelled by a long-held animosity against Tinubu, in 2015, the Pa Ayo Adebanjo Afenifere endorsed Jonathan for President – vanguardngr.com/2015/01/afenif…. In 2019, they endorsed Atiku – vanguardngr.com/2019/02/electi…. In both cases, they failed.
“Congrats, Peter Obi on this endorsement,” he tweeted.