The Agbekoya Farmers society, the leading body of farmers in Nigeria has distanced itself from endorsement of the PDP presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubaker in a claim made by the Afenifere group.
The President General of Agbekoya, Aare Okikiola Aremu Kamorudeen made it clear after its national executive council meeting held in Lagos on Monday February 4, 2019 that it would surely support any political party that has a good interest in agricultural development saying that Afenifere cannot speak on behalf of the South West.
According to the Vanguard, the meeting also had in attendance its National Secretary, Otunba Adegbenro Ogunlana and other representatives of the society from Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Oyo, Ekiti, Kwara, Kogiand Lagos states.
He said, “It was generally and anonymously agreed upon that Afenifere is no longer representing the interest of the Yoruba”.
“Since the demise of Chief Abraham Adesanya, the so-called Yoruba leaders have lost their way and no more relevant politically because of their personal interest. Their faith was tested, and they failed woefully during the 2015 general election, when Agbekoya supported and stood by this present government and they won with support from our farmers.”
He further concluded that the society is yet to decide on which presidential candidate they would support but would do that in due course as the election draws near.
“But presently, we’re yet to decide on whom to support.Very soon we will make our stand known to the public. Agbekoya will surely support any political party that has a good interest in agricultural development”, he concluded.
The presidential election is scheduled to hold on the 16thof February, 2019