Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has congratulated Pa Ayo Adebanjo over his appointment as the acting national leader of the pan Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere.
Citing age as his reasoning for stepping down, Afenifere’s former leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, 95, said that the group needs a vibrant and active person to drive it.
He thereafter named former deputy leader, Adebanjo as the acting national leader of the group while the former financial secretary, Oba Oladipo Olaitan, the Alaago of Kajola Ago, Atakumosa East council area, Ilesa, Osun state was named the group’s deputy leader.
Reacting in a post on Twitter, Fani-Kayode also congratulated Olaitan over his appointment as deputy leader.
The Peoples Democratic Party chieftain described the duo as the greatest, most credible, most sincere & most consistent voices in Yorubaland today.
Fani-Kayode wrote: “I congratulate my fathers Baba Ayo Adebanjo& Baba Olaitan on being appointed Leader& Deputy Leader of Afenifere respectively.
“They are the greatest, most credible, most sincere & most consistent voices in Yorubaland today & I would gladly follow them into battle blindfolded.
“I wish them a long and successful tenure of office & I assure them of my total loyalty, commitment and support at ALL times. E pe fun wa Baba!”