The Pan-Yoruba Socio-political organization, Afenifere has denied rumor making round that they have issued a quit notice to Igbos residing in the Yoruba lands to leave. Afenifere said the initiator of the 48hours quit notice is not in any way related to the group nor is he speaking for the group but of his personal opinion.
Following the EndSARS protest that has left Lagos state, the commercial nerve of Yoruba land devastated where both lives and properties worth billions were destroyed including that of security agencies, the UK based Nigerian by name, Adeyinka Grandson had in a viral video making round on social media issued a quit notice to Igbo people residing in all part of Yoruba land to vacate in the next 48 hours.
The video has continued to attract reactions of all kinds, therefore, Afenifere in a press statement signed by its National Leader, Pa Ruben Fasoranti in Akure, Ondo state slam the claim saying it was not from the Afenifere.
The statement partly reads; “Our attention has been drawn to a Whatsapp video now going viral, purportedly issued by one Adeyinka Grandson or his representative, giving a 48-hour ultimatum ending on Sunday, October 25, 2020, for 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 it was an Afenifere initiative.
“This is to say that we do not know anything about the quit order nor are we in any way connected with its issuance or the initiators.
“For the time being, in addition to our other releases, let us all maintain peace.”
Pa Fashoranti, therefore, urge people to embrace peace instead of spreading rumor, while optimistic that Nigeria shall come out stronger in this, he said.