Afenifere in sorry state, needs urgent restoration, says Fasoranti
The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, yesterday, said it had begun moves towards resolving all issues that have rocked the group in the past two years by reconciling all members.
The group, in a communiqué issued and signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Jare Ajayi, after a meeting held at the Akure residence of its leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, said the deviation from the basic principles had been responsible for the undesirable turn of events, adding that Afenifere is to be brought back to its core values and tradition.
According to Fasoranti, Afenifere must be reinvigorated to be stronger and be able to continue to fulfil its mandate of being the vanguard for the Yoruba race.
He stressed that a committee had been set up to achieve reconciliation and unity among members.
The communiqué reads in part: “A noticeable drift away from our core values of consultation, brotherliness, and camaraderie and the traditional process of conducting the business of the organisation, upon which our collegial system of leadership is based, has been severely threatened.
“This threat has been further exacerbated by more recent events, culminating in a fracture of the traditional backbone of the organisation. I am sorry to say, without mincing words, that our organisation is in a sorry state and requires urgent restoration efforts to steer it away from the current trajectory.
“Afenifere strongly calls on the Federal Government to make the National Population Commission (NPC) use the same biometric method rather than the manual method that is prone to abuse, as has happened several times in the past, for the coming census.”
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