BREAKING: Ayo Adebanjo Sacked As Afenifere Leader, Details Emerge

BREAKING: Ayo Adebanjo Sacked As Afenifere Leader, Details Emerge

  • Pa Ayo Adebanjo, the acting leader of the Yoruba socio-political and cultural group Afenifere, has been sacked
  • Afenifere sacked Adebanjo as its leader at its monthly meeting held at the residence of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, the leader of the group, in Akure, the Ondo state capital
  • This came months after the controversies that trailed the preferred candidate of Adebanjo against the choice of many people in the group

Akure, Ondo - The Pan Yoruba Socio-cultural and political organization has sacked Ayo Adebanjo as the group's Acting Leader.

Adebanjo was sacked at the group's monthly meeting held at the residence of its Leader, Reuben Fasoranti, in Akure, the Ondo state capital.

Afenifere/Pa Reuben Fasoranti/Pa Ayo Adebanjo/Bola Tinubu/Peter Obi
Pa Ayo Adebanjo has been sacked as Afenifere leader Photo Credit: Afenifere
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How Adebanjo was sacked as Afenifere leader

A motion was moved to this effect by a retired professor of surgery, Samuel Ibikunle, and seconded by Agboluaje from Oyo State, TVC reported.

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This followed the recommendation of the Afenifere elders' forum, The Punch reported.

Addressing reporters at the end of the meeting, the spokesperson of Afenifere, Jare Ajayi, said the step was taken to ensure unity and address polarization.

Recall that Adebanjo fell apart with Fasoranti, leading to the latter explaining that the former was appointed to act on his behalf because of his old age.

How Adebanjo fell out with Fasoranti in Afenifere

The polarization began when Adebanjo moved to endorse Peter Obi, the Labour Party candidate, before the February 25 presidential election.

On the other hand, the Fasoranti faction endorsed President Bola Tinubu, the presidential flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the election.

The Fasoranti's camp explained that the group's primary objective was to see the Yoruba as the first before considering any other thing. There is a need to endorse Tinubu, a Yoruba man, as its candidate for the election.

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The controversy continued until after the February 25 presidential election, and Tinubu was eventually the poll winner.

Tinubu validly elected, best for Nigeria, says Afenifere earlier reported that Pa Fasoranti, the supreme leader of Afenifere, has declared that Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, is the valid winner of the 2023 presidential election.

Fasoranti also dissociated the group from the purported communi,que claiming Afenifere said Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, won the election.

The supreme leader maintained that the group could not have announced another person as a better winner than the one INEC declared.


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