Former president Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday paid a surprise visit to the leaders of the pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, in Akure, Ondo State where he quashed the age-long hostility between him and the group.
Obasanjo, whose group, the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), recently fused into the African Democratic Congress (ADC), paid his first visit to Afenifere leaders in 15 years at the home of the leader of the group, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
At the end of the meeting, Obasanjo in his usual jovial style said “I only come to greet my father.”
But Pa Fasoranti, who was flanked by other leaders of the group, like Chief Seinde Arogbofa, Chief Sola Ebiseni, Kole Omololu, Chief Femi Aliko among others, described the visit as a good reunion.
The Yoruba leader added that they supported Obasanjo’s letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over indiscriminate killing of Nigerians, herdsmen menace, fight against corruption and other alleged excesses of the Federal Government.
“We are in full support. We are dissatisfied with the mode of governance, we are dissatisfied,” he said, however, pointing out that they didn’t discuss the ADC though they were also in support of a mega party to dislodge APC in 2019 elections.
On the possible merger between SDP, PDP and ADC ahead of the mega party, he enthused that “it is the joy of everybody if formidable teams can unite against the government that we have there now.”