Afenifere, the Pan Yoruba Socio-Political Group has disowned the 48 hours ultimatum given to some Nigerian nationals, especially the Igbos to quit Yorubaland.
A statement issued last night in Akure by its national leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti said that the ultimatum purportedly issued by one Adeyinka Grandson was not the group’s initiative.
The statement was entitled “Quit Yorubaland Ultimatum: Not Afenifere initiative”.
“Our attention has been drawn to a WhatsApp video now going viral purportedly issued by one Adeyinka Grandson or his representatives, giving a 48 hours ultimatum ending on Sunday, October 25th to some Nigerian nationals especially the Igbo to quit Yorubaland.
“Most embarrassing to me as Afenifere leader was that the young man who made the announcement kicked off with the well-known tune of Afenifere anthem, thus giving the impression that this was an Afenifere initiative.
“This is to say that we do not know anything about the quit order or are we in any way connected with the issuance or the initiators”.
Pa Fasoranti said that: “For the time being, in addition to our other releases, let us all maintain peace”.