Akintoye, leader of Yoruba Worldwide resigns

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Lagos, Dec. 22, 2022 – Prof. Banji Akintoye, the leader of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, the apex body for Yoruba self-determination struggle, has resigned from the position.

The General Secretary of the group, Tunde Amusat, said that the former Yoruba Nation leader had handed over to his former Deputy, Prof. Wale Adeniran

A statement on Thursday announcing the decision of Akintoye, cited old age and a weakened body system as his reasons.

Amusat said the group’s worldwide congress of Ilana Omo Oodua held on December 17th, 2022 accepted Akintoye’s resignation and affirmed Adeniran as the new leader of the group.

He said that the proposed amendment to the constitution affirming Adeniran’s position as Chairman would be tabled at the next worldwide congress before the end of this year for ratification by registered members.

“Akintoye extolled the principled virtues of Adeniran, commending him for his consistent patience against all forms of blackmail, slanders and defamatory affirmations which had been unleashed against him in the past by those he (Akintoye) described as “disgruntled elements,” he said.

Adeniran is a retired Assistant Professor of African Studies and the pioneer Commissioner for Education in Osun State.

He hails from Ile-Ife. (GBN)

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