The Pan Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere, has disowned a quite notice issued to Nigerians of Igbo extraction living in the South West geopolitical region.
In a statement on Saturday by the group’s leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti and signed by the General Secretary of the group, Chief Sehinde Arogbofa, said it was embarrassed by the notice issued by one Adeyinka Grandson.
“Quit Yorubaland Ultimatum: not Afenifere initiative”
“our attention has been drawn to a whatsappd video now going viral, purportedly issued by one Adeyinka Grandson or his representative, giving a 48-hour ultimatum ending on Sunday 25th October, 2020, for some Nigerian nationals, especially the Igbos to quit Yorubaland.
“Most embarrassing to me as the Afenifere leader was that the young man who made the announcement kicked off with the well known theme of Afenifere anthem, thus giving the impression that his was an Afenifere initiative
“This is to say that we do not know anything about the quit order nor are we in any way connected with its issuance or the initiators.
“For the time being, in addition to other releases, let us all maintain peace.”