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Akintoye Steps Down As Yoruba Nation Leader

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BREAKING: Akintoye Steps Down As Yoruba Nation Leader
Prof. Banji Akintoye

The leader of the Ilana Omo Odua worldwide, Prof. Banji Akintoye, has stepped down from his position.

The elite who had been leading the Yoruba self-determination group announced his resignation following an alleged misunderstanding among members of the Yoruba Nation group, Naija News understands.

Akintoye has now handed the position to his former Deputy, Prof. Wale Adeniran. A statement made available to newsmen on Thursday morning by the group’s General Secretary, Tunde Amusat, claimed Akintoye stepped down, citing old age and a weakened body system as his reasons.

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

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He added that the proposed amendment to the constitution affirming Adeniran’s position as Chairman would be tabled at the next worldwide congress before the year-end 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”.

“Adeniran is a retired Assistant Professor of African Studies and the pioneer Commissioner for Education in Osun State. He hails from Ile-Ife,” the statement read.

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