Afenifere’s soul died with Bola Ige – Bisi Akande

A founding member of Afenifere and leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Bisi Akande has disclosed that the soul of Afenifere died with the demise of its founder, the late Chief Bola Ige.

Akande, a former Governor of Osun while speaking with newsmen at his country home ahead of his 85th birthday in Ila on Saturday, said the socio-political group is just a reflection of what it was at creation.

He admitted that after the death of Ige, the group elected Pa Fasoranti as a leader, adding that the body as it is now has no recognised leader of any kind.

“Afenifere soul left with the demise of Chief Bola Ige. Although, after his demise, we elected Pa Fasoranti to lead the group its soul had left with Ige’s death.

“I don’t know who the leader is now, remember I am a founding member of the group and it activities were directed by the late Bola Ige but since his demise, the soul of the group also left”.

Speaking on whether the group needed reorganisation to make more impact, the former Osun State Governor said such move was no longer necessary because it is just an organisation which can be replaced by others.

“Afenifere is just an organisation, many other ones have been formed after Afenifere, I am not a conspiracy theorist who believes that if Yoruba is cut out of Nigeria, the race would be better off. 

“If you cannot manage yourself within the Nigeria nation, it would be worse if you secede from the entity”, he added.