The Afenifere Renewal Group [ARG] hereby denies any official and corporate endorsement of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar (GCON).
Some media reports published in the last few days linked ARG to slew of endorsements for Mr. Abubakar by various socio-cultural groups, including ARG.
The reports claimed Yinka Odumakin spoke for ARG regarding the endorsement.
We would like to put it on record that Mr. Odumakin voluntarily relinquished his position as ARG’s publicity secretary circa 2010.
All our press statements ever since have been signed by our current publicity secretary, Kunle Famoriyo. Our media friends know this much. Yet some, whether out of ignorance or mischief, continue to portray Mr. Odumakin as our spokesperson.
We did not endorse Mr. Abubakar. We could not have done it since the person that reportedly relayed the ‘endorsement’ is not acting on our behalf.
This clarification is issued to correct public opinion and has nothing to do with the persons of Mr. Abubakar and Mr. Odumakin. We advise journalists to please take note.