“Tinubu’s office does not exist until court decides” – Afenifere

Pa Ayo Adebanjo, leader of the Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, has stated that he would not recognize President Bola Tinubu’s administration until the court gives a final judgement upholding Tinubu as the winner of the 2023 presidential election.

The Afenifere leader while making the remark explained that the election which brought Tinubu was flawed, hence he can’t be recognized as president.

"Tinubu's office does not exist until court decides" – Afenifere
Ayo Adebanjo, leader of the Yoruba socio-political organization

Speaking on Arise Television, Adebanjo said the presidential election was inconclusive with the ongoing presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

According to Adebanjo: “Afenifere’s stance, for now, is not to comment on Tinubu’s administration because we believe that the elections are not completed yet; it’s still in progress, that is why we are in court, so commenting on someone who is there and who we don’t believe should be there until the final decision of the court will be probative and reprobative.

“We are not talking about his ability, we are talking about the process of his getting there, which is flawed. How can you build something on nothing, he is enjoying a lacuna, nothing is settled until it’s finally settled, that’s our stance.

“I refuse to comment on somebody that is not existing yet until the final arbiter of the court, our party may be wrong but that is our own stance. I can’t recognize him in an office that I believe doesn’t exist.”