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Ayo Adebanjo Is Alive, Says Afenifere

The pan-Yoruba sociocultural and socio-political organization Afenifere has denied rumours that Pa Ayo Adebanjo has died. In a statement yesterday by Secretary-General Sola Ebiseni, the group said the elder statesman is alive and well. On Saturday evening, a social media post announced the passing of the Afenifere leader.

The group said: “We are hereby categorically stating that Pa Ayo Adebanjo is still very much with us – to the glory of the Almighty God. “Our leaders would still be around with us for a long so that they can provide proper direction. “Pa Adebanjo was 96 years in April this year, following in the footsteps of The Leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, who clocked 98 on May 11.

“There was the insinuation that the source of Pa Adebanjo’s purported death might be the passing away of a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Ayo Banjo. “As can be seen, the two men not only shared first names, Ayo, but their second names are also similar. One is Adebanjo while the other is Banjo. Incidentally, both of them are of Ijebu extraction.

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