Chief Ayo Adebanjo is still the interim leader of the Pan-Yoruba Socio-Political Group, Afenifere, according to Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
The group’s meetings would still be held at Chief Adebanjo’s country house in Ogbo-ljebu, he also said.
Fasoranti was reacting to claims he is dragging the leadership of Afenifere with Adebanjo.
The rumours followed the duos
disagreement over support for two presidential candidates, Peter Obi of the Labour Party, and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the All Progressive Congress.
In a statement by Adedapo Abiola, Pa Fasoranti’s personal assistant, issued in Akure, the capital the state said, “It has come to Papa R.F. Fasonranti’s knowledge that some sections of the media, especially the social media, have been ascribing to him false statements designed to cause confusion and polarize Afenifere.
“I have Papa’s permission to say that he has not said that Chief Ayo Adebanjo is no longer the acting leader of Afenifere or that all future Afenifere meetings should henceforth be held at his residence in Akure.
“Papa’s main concern is the interest of the Yoruba in the complex political situation in Nigeria.
“It is also his concern that Afenifere should survive in dignity and remain a purveyor of the interest of the Yoruba race.
“It is hoped that this information will be adequately circulated.”