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BREAKING: Prof Akintoye Steps Down As Yoruba Nation Leader

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BREAKING: Prof Akintoye Steps Down As Yoruba Nation Leader

Old age and a weakened body system as Akintoye’s reasons for his stepping down.

The leader of the Yoruba self-determination struggle, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Prof. Banji Akintoye, has stepped down from his position as the leader.

This is contained in a statement on Thursday, Dec. 22, the group’s General Secretary, Tunde Amusat, said Akintoye handed over leadership to his former Deputy, Prof. Wale Adeniran.

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Mr Amusat cited that old age and a weakened body system as Akintoye’s reasons for his stepping down.

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

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He stated that the proposed amendment to the constitution affirming Adeniran’s position as Chairman will 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”.

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

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