The Afenifere National Youth Council has endorsed Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, to emerge as President in the February 25 election.
Naija News learnt that the National President of the council, Eniola Ojajuni, made the announcement on Sunday, in Lagos State.
Giving reasons for endorsing Peter Obi, Ojajuni referred to his records while he was governor of Anambra State stressing that Yoruba has had their shot at the presidency through the former president, Olusegun Obasanjo.
He implored Yoruba residents across the country to elect Peter Obi, stressing it is time for the South-East to become the president.
Ojajuni noted that Peter Obi has assured them of restructuring Nigeria, believing that the poll will be free and fair.
He added that the Afenifere youths have also promised to deliver five million votes for the LP flagbearer.
He said: “We are here to endorse the candidate of the LP, Obi officially as the sole candidate for the Southwest youth wing. It took us almost three months to reach the conclusions amongst 147 youth groups in Yoruba land, and today, we officially announced Obi and his running mate, Ahmed Datti, as our sole candidate for the presidential election on Saturday.
Before we endorsed him, Obi assured us that the first thing he would do is to restructure the country.
We believe that the election will hold, and it will be free and fair and the youths in the SW are ready to vote obi. Our target is to give him five million votes.
The reason we endorsed Obi is because the Yoruba has had his shot at the presidency through former President Olusegun Obasanjo, likewise former President Goodluck Jonathan who is from the South-South.
Our current president Muhammadu Buhari is from the North. It’s the turn of the Southeast to produce the presidency, for equity and justice.”