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NIGERIA: Afenifere to pick Fasoranti’s successor today

Akure—LEADERS of Afenifere, the Pan Yoruba socio political group will today meet in Akure, the Ondo State capital at the country home of its former chairman, Pa Rueben Fasoranti on the choice of a new helmsman.

All things being equal a new chairman will today take over from Pa Fasoranti who resigned three days ago, citing old age.

The group is also expected to chart a new course for the Yoruba nation after looking critically at the alleged disloyalty and other internal wrangling within the group.

Vanguard gathered that those expected at the meeting are core leaders of the group as far reaching decisions on the way forward are expected to be taken.

A leader of the group, who spoke on condition of anonymity, with Vanguard said that the outcome of the meeting will be made public and all insinuations about the resignation of its leader Pa Fasoranti, laid to rest.

Confirming today’s meeting

Contacted, Secretary General of the group, Asiwaju Sehinde Arogbofa, tacitly confirmed today’s meeting.

Arogbofa, however, said the public will be informed appropriately.

He said; “The meeting is strictly for members of the group only. We will make our decisions known to you after the meeting.”

The scribe also assured that the resignation of Pa Fasoranti will not affect the struggle of the Yoruba race.

Pa Fasoranti remained incommunicado yesterday as one of his children said he was not prepared to talk to the press.

She said that the leaders of the group would soon make pubic the next line of action  of the Socio political group.

Former chairman indisposed

Another leader of the group who spoke in confidence said that the former Chairman is  actually indisposed and on medication.

His mobile telephone remained switched off since Sunday after his resignation was made public.

Pa Fasoranti in his resignation letter said that “Considering my age, efforts and selfless dedication to my country, my state (Ondo), my political parties, my past leaders and my members in Afenifere both in Nigeria and in Diaspora, I hereby wish to inform you all that I have decided to step aside as leader of our great organization, Afenifere.”

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