The National Leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, has resigned due to old age.
Mr. Fasoranti announced his decision on Tuesday during the group’s monthly meeting held at his residence in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
Pa Fasoranti, who is 95 years old, has, however, named the former deputy leader, Ayo Adebanjo, as the acting national leader of the group.
Also, the former financial secretary, Oba Oladipo Olaitan, the Alaago of Kajola Ago, Atakumosa East Council Area of Osun State was named the group’s deputy leader.
He said that the development became necessary as the group needed, more than ever before, to have an improved organisation with a more effective approach to battle the heinous invasion of their culture and pride as a people.
The octogenarian had emerged as the group’s leader in 2008 after the death of Pa Abraham Adesanya.
Afenifere has been a strong voice in advancing the interests of the Yoruba race at the national stage in recent years.