Pa Reuben Fasoranti, the National Leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organization Afenifere, has stepped down as the organization’s leader.

The 95-year-old wise man cited age as the primary factor in his decision.

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Pa Fasoranti, on the other hand, appointed the group’s vice leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, as acting national leader, and the group’s former financial secretary, Oba Oladipo Olaitan, the Alaago of Kajola Ago, Atakumosa East Council Region, Ilesa, Osun State, as deputy leader.

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In the year 2008, Fasoranti was named as the group’s leader.

He explained that the creation was important because “the community now needs a strengthened organization with a more successful strategy to combat the monstrous invasion of our culture and pride as a people more than ever before.”

“Only a more similar and involved leadership would be able to accomplish this. I’m no longer capable of doing so at 95, so it’s time for me to step back.

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

# Reuben Fasoranti Steps Down as Afenifere National Leader


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