Fasoranti Steps Down As Afenifere Leader

 Fasoranti Steps Down As Afenifere Leader
Pa Reuben Fasoranti

Elder statesman, Reuben Fasoranti has stepped down as the leader of Afenifere, a Yoruba socio-political group.

Fasoranti had been leading the group since 2008 after the demise of former leader, Abraham Adesanya.

This decision was announced at a meeting of the group in Akure, Ondo state capital on Tuesday.

Fasoranti expressed that there is a need for a more active leadership as age is no more on his side.

He also announced Ayo Adebanjo, a chieftain of the group, as acting leader.

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“The group needs more than ever before to have an improved organisation with more effective approach to combat the monstrous invasion of our culture and pride as a people,” Fasoranti said on Tuesday.

“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 junction, I am proud to announce Chief Ayo Adebanjo, a politician of the Awolowo school of thought as acting leader of Afenifere and His Royal Highness, Oba Oladipo Olaitan, the Alaago of Kajola Ago in Atakumosa East local government area, as the deputy leader.”


  1. All glory to God. You will surely live to forfil your years in Jesus Mighty name A man of wisdom. He left the stage when the ovation is high. l respect your courage, and determination because you did not allow your office or position to control you. You are highly honured by this beautiful decision which only few people with the wisdom of God can take To those who think that it is only death that can take them away from their positions on this earth, please borrow a leaf from Elder Reuben Above all hi his legacies this is the most beautiful one.


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