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How Fasoranti Handed Over Afenifere Leadership To Adebanjo – Ebiseni

Sola Ebiseni, the Secretary General of the Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has revealed how Pa Reuben Fasoranti handed over leadership of the group to Pa Ayo Adebanjo.

He said the hand over took place at an impromptu meeting where Fasoranti announced that he could no longer continue to hold the position of leader because of his age.

Ebiseni stated this on Tuesday when he appeared on The Morning Show on Arise TV.

This is amid controversy arising from reports that Fasoranti claimed to still be the leader of Afenifere.

Ebiseni said, “On March 16, 2021, Chief Fasoranti invited all of us to a general meeting of Afenifere, which would have been held on the 30th of March, being the last Tuesday. We were all there. Everybody was shocked. Baba started reading a prepared speech to us, and towards the end, if I could quote him right, he said Chief Ayo Adebanjo stood out because of his efforts as a staunch member of the Afenifere, whose name is now virtually synonymous with Afenifere, a defender of the Yoruba course, and an avatar of the Awolowo school of thought. He (then) set a task before us. Baba (Fasoranti) mentioned why a section of the country from the north would consistently want to monopolise power, against the south, which had been resisting.

“At 95, I am unable to continue. To that end, I have found a man who has been in the trenches all his life. Chief Ayo Adebanjo now takes over from me, and he will be assisted by a deputy, Oba Olaitan. He charged us, saying, “Please, give them more support, as you have given me. But I remain Afenifere for life.”

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