The Yoruba socio-political group Afenifere has endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan’s bid for a second term in office.
It gave its endorsement at a meeting of its members with the President at the residence of Afenifere leader, Chief Reuben Fasanranti in Akure on Tuesday.
Jonathan told reporters as he left the meeting place that he had come to pay homage to the leader of Afenifere.
Spokesman for the group, Yinka Odumakin, told reporters after the meeting that the endorsement was predicated on the President’s commitment to implementing the recommendations of report of the National Conference 2014.
“Afenifere supports the President’s reelection because he had the courage to convoke the national conference and we hope that he will implement the report.
“The President expressed the commitment that he will adopt the report within 12 months of returning to office,” Odumakin said.
Governor Olusegun Mimikon, who spoke after the meeting, said “This is the first time Afenifere will be endorsing any President.”
He said Afenifere remained a credible and dependable socio-political group in the south west.