The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, lost the election of Yoruba leader in the votes cast by notable sons of Yoruba nation under the aegis of “Assembly of All Yoruba groups Worldwide”. Tinubu was defeated in the election on Thursday by Professor Banji Akintoye, a renowned Historian. Professor Akintoye emerged winner with 73 votes to be elected the fourth leader of the Yoruba nation, defeating Tinubu who got three votes.
Akintoye at 85 years ascends the throne of the cultural leadership in the southwest after late Chief Obafemi Awolowo; Pa Adekunle Ajasin and Senator Abraham Adesanya.
it was said that process was coordinated by an activist, Dr. Tunde Amusat, while the election was said to be organized by Comrade Victor Taiwo, founder of Oodua Redemption Alliance. Taiwo was said to have disclosed that that a notable Yoruba leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, had been severally contacted to be the new leader but he turned down the offer on age ground.
The event which held at the Glory View Hotel, Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo State, was said to be attended by Pa Olamilekan Akekaka, Baale of Ekotedo, Chief Taye Ayorinde; Chief Deji Osibogun; clergymen; members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (New Era); Oodua Redemption Alliance; Majiyagbe Oodua Vanguard; Awari Omo Oduduwa.
it was said that Sheikh Abdukraheem Aduranigba , Chief Imam of Yorubaland, representing Yorubas in Kwara and Kogi states moved the motion for Akintoye as new leader.
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