The National Leader of the Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, has stepped down from his role.
He confirmed his decision during their monthly meeting in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The 95-year-old cited old age as the reason why he was stepping down.
Fasoranti also named the body’s former deputy leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo as the acting National Leader while the former financial secretary, Oba Oladipo Olaitan, the Alaago of Kajola Ago, Atakumosa East council area, Ilesa, Osun state was named the group’s deputy leader.
Speaking, Fasoranti explained that the development became necessary “as the group needs more than ever before 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.
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“At this juncture, I am proud to announce Chief Ayo Adebanjo a politician of the Awolowo school of thought as the 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.”