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Fasoranti Removes Adebanjo as Afenifere Acting Leader



Fasoranti Removes Adebanjo as Afenifere Acting Leader

There are strong indications that Pa Reuben Fasoranti has reportedly removed Chief Ayo Adebanjo as acting leader of Afenifere.

According to a report circulating across the media and seen by ENigeria Newspaper, Afenifere leader Pa Reuben Fasoranti has said that the meeting of the socio-political organization will henceforth hold in Akure, capital of Ondo State.

The above directive is coming after Fasoranti and Adebanjo differed in views and support for separate Presidential candidates in the 2023 general election. While Fasoranti on his part pitched a tent with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who is the Presidential candidate of the All-Progressives Congress, Chief Adebanjo disagrees and opts for Peter Obi of the Labour Party, leading to disagreement that appears to be tearing the group to pieces.

According to Afenifere leader, the group will no longer converge on Isoya Ogbo, Ijebu home of the acting leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo.
Following the shifting of the meeting venue to the residence of the leader, Adebanjo may have ceased to be acting leader, a source said.

Fasoranti Removes Adebanjo as Afenifere Acting Leader


Fasoranti, frontline educator and Second Republic Commissioner for Finance in Ondo State, reiterated the group’s endorsement of All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

He rejected the insinuations that he was paid to endorse the Jagaban Borgu, saying that he has been a man of principle all his life.
Fasoranti said those who started meeting at Ogbo after naming Adebanjo as acting leader misunderstood and misinterpreted him; lamenting that members shifted the meeting of Afenifere to Adebanjo’s residence because they felt he was becoming senile.


Fasoranti said some people felt he could not comprehend things, adding that the person who said that has regretted it.

However, Fasoranti said he is not senile, adding that “there is no shaking.”
He stressed.” The reason the meeting was shifted was due to misunderstanding and misinterpretation of some people that I was going senile and that I cannot comprehend. When I heard that, I reacted and the person saying that regretted it. “
In a viral video at his Akure residence, the old ‘Action Grouper’ said he will now communicate meeting schedules to Afenifere members after liaising with the secretary and other leaders on meeting agenda.

He maintained that most Afenifere chieftains have said they will not go to Ogbo for meetings.

Following the return of meeting venue to Akure, many Afenifere chieftains disclosed that Adebanjo has ceased to be an acting leader.


A chieftain, who spoke on phone, said:” There can’t be two leaders at a time.”
Another chieftain said Adebanjo may fight back, but from a weak position, adding that the group should prepare for crisis management.

The Afenifere leader said there is no meeting point between Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo, pointing out that they are two different ethnic organisations.

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