Akintoye steps down as Yoruba Nation leader

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Prof. Banji Akintoye has stepped down from his position as the leader of the apex body of the Yoruba self-determination struggle, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide,

In a statement on Thursday, Dec. 22, the group’s General Secretary, Tunde Amusat, said Akintoye handed over leadership to his former Deputy, Prof. Wale Adeniran.

Amusat said the worldwide congress of Ilana Omo Oodua held on December 17th, 2022, during which the group accepted Akintoye’s resignation and affirmed Adeniran as the new leader.