Afenifere gets new national leader as Fasoranti steps down


Reuben Fasoranti, the national leader of Afenifere, a socio-cultural organization in the South-West geo-political zone, has stepped down from office, citing old age.

Mr Fasoranti who resigned his position on Tuesday named Ayo Adebanjo as the acting leader of the Yoruba group.

Mr Adebanjo, a former deputy leader of the group is deputized by former financial secretary, Oba Oladipo Olaitan, former financial secretary.

Presiding over the group’s monthly meeting in Akure, the Ondo State capital, the nonagenarian said his stepping down became necessary as the group needs “to have an improved organisation with a more effective approach to combat the monstrous invasion of our culture and pride as a people.

“Only a more alike and active leadership can achieve this. At 95 I am hardly able to provide such and so it is time for me to step aside.

“At this junction, I am proud to announce Chief Ayo Adebanjo a politician of the Awolowo school of thought as Acting leader of Afenifere and His Royal Highness, Oba Oladipo Olaitan, the Alaago of Kajola Ago in Atakumosa East Local Government Area, as the Deputy Leader,” he added.