Why Afenifere, Ohanaeze Factions Are Endorsing Buhari, Atiku – Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the Senate has revealed why two socio-cultural groups in the southern region are giving conflicting endorsements to presidential candidates.

While Afenifere represents the Yoruba race of the South-West region, Ohanaeze stands in for the Igbo of the South-East geo-political zone.

The two groups are factionalised with each arm from the camps endorsing either Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or Muhammadu Buhari, the flag-bearer of the All Progressive Congress (APC) who seeks a second term in office.

For Kaduna lawmaker, the developments could be traced to the conflicting promises made to the two regions by the current administration. He said this is responsible for the contradictory endorsement.

He had earlier advised the zones to demand a written agreement so as to consolidate on the promise being made.

“While the ruling party is giving conflicting promises of power to the south East and the south west in 2023;the socio cultural groups from the two zones too are also giving conflicting endorsements to the ruling party and the opposition presidential candidates,” Sani said in a tweet on Wednesday, adding that: “Wayo meets wayo.”

Top officials of Buhari’s government, in a bid to persuade their people to re-elect their principal, promised that the president will hand over power to them should they re-elect him for a second term in office.