The elderly statesman and leader of Afenifere, the main Yoruba socio-political organization, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, says his agitation for a president of southeastern extraction was born out of equality, justice and logic.

Adebanjo noted that the passion Nigerians feel for Peter Obi of the Labor Party is unmatched by other candidates.

Adebanjo spoke while answering questions on Arise Television’s State of the Nation news program on Thursday.

He reiterated that it is the southeast’s turn to produce the president and said that he was the first person to broach the idea.

Adebanjo said: “Well, I think those who have love to follow the Nigerian election trajectory should know why we are supporting Peter Obi. Of course, you have to remember that I was the first person to yell that it was the southeast’s turn. The parties had not held their primaries at the time, but I was just thinking about the constitutionality, logic and fairness of the state of Nigerian politics since the time of independence.

“I think all the passion for Obi cannot be compared to others. It is historical, philosophical, logical and constitutional, and even a matter of inclusion if you are sincere about keeping Nigeria together.”