Afenifere: Future In Doubt As Pa Fasoranti Snubs Members After His Resignation
Following the recent resignation of Pa Reuben Fasoranti as the leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, some members of the organization were on Monday prevented from seeing the elder statesman at his private residence in Akure
The visiting leaders were said to have arrived at the Ondo state capital residence of Pa Fasoranti on Omolere Street on the Ado/Owo road, but were stunned when his aides refused them entry into the compound.
They said the behavior of the aides indicated that they were working under instructions which might have been handed over to them by the foremost Yoruba leader.
Pa Fasoranti tendered his resignation letter at the weekend, citing disunity among members of the group despite efforts to harmonize them to maintain their place as the voice of the people of the South West.
Reports gathered indicates that the visiting leaders were annoyed by the abrupt exit of Pa Fasoranti from the group, and had decided to pay him a visit only to be disappointed with the brick wall they met at the point of entry.
Several calls made to the official phone numbers of the elder statesman at his compound but the numbers were found to have been disconnected, prompting the visitors to leave in confusion, wondering if the old man was deliberately snubbing them.
A source had in the morning hinted newsmen about a meeting by some factional leaders of the group in a secluded area of the state to discuss the way forward over the resignation of Pa Fasoranti.
The source said it was agreed that some leaders of the group summon an emergency meeting to deliberate on a position over the unfavorable action of the Yoruba elder.
A prominent member of the Afenifere, Senator Adegboyega Kaka, while speaking with newsmen however linked the resignation of Pa Fasoranti to his ageing, noting that although the Afenifere leader has resigned but he still remains a member of the Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group.