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Youth group demands resignation of Afenifere leader

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A group of youths under the aegis of the Yoruba Afenifere Youths Organisation of Nigeria (YAYON), have asked elder statesman, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, to step down as the leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere.

The youth group made this known at a press conference held in Lagos on Tuesday.

In a communiqué after the press conference, the group also passed a vote of no confidence in Adebanjo and urged him to step down as the acting leader of Afenifere.

The group condemned the suspension of two national officers of Afenifere by Adebanjo without the approval of the leader of the group, Reuben Fasoranti.

According to the group, Afenifere has been derailing since Adebanjo became the acting leader because he allegedly abandoned the uncompromising pursuit and defence of the interest of the Yoruba people.

The communique read, “We noted, sadly too, that rather than rally the Yoruba people behind their son, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, now the President-elect of Nigeria, to emerge as President of this great country, Baba Adebanjo campaigned vigorously against him, and even after his (Tinubu’s) well-deserving and hard-earned victory through a credible presidential election, he (Adebanjo) still wants the Presidency out of Yoruba land.

“We noted for the purpose of clarity that Pa Ayo Adebanjo is not the leader of Afenifere, but the acting leader authorised by Pa Reuben Fasoranti. We make bold to say that the action of making Pa Adebanjo the acting leader is in line with the precedence in our rich history.

“We will not allow our future to be mortgaged by Pa Ayo Adebanjo. We condemned in totality the gross insubordination of the acting leader of Afenifere, Pa Ayo Adebanjo. A vote of no confidence is hereby passed in the acting leader of Afenifere, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, forthwith and he should stop parading himself as leader/acting leader of Afenifere.”

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