Elder statesman, Chief Reuben Fasoranti has stepped down from the position of The National Leader of the Pan Yoruba Socio-Political Group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti has stepped down from his position with immediate effect, Njenje Media News reports.
95-year-old Fasoranti, at the group’s monthly meeting at his residence in Akure, Ondo State capital, named the former deputy leader of the group, Chief Ayo Adebanjo as the acting national leader.
He said the decision to step down as the leader of Afenifere was due to the fact that there was a need to improve organization and combat invasion of culture and said his advancing age won’t enable him to accomplish such, only an active leadership can.
In his words:
“The group needs more than ever before to have an improved organization with a more effective approach to combat the monstrous invasion of our culture and pride as a people.
“Only a more alike and active leadership can achieve this. At 95 I am hardly able to provide such and so it is time for me to step aside.
“At this juncture, I am proud to announce Chief Ayo Adebanjo a politician of the Awolowo school of thought as Acting leader”, he added.