Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba sociopolitical organisation has applauded Chief Bode George’s recent visit from some Yoruba elders in an effort to mend fences between them and President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Tuesday.
According to reports, some Yoruba elders recently paid Chief George in Lagos State a visit. Among them were Retired Justice Isola Olorunmibe and Tajudeen Olusi, the head of the governance advisory council in Lagos State.
The PDP leader claimed the group came to ask for his support for the President-elect and apologies to him for previous disagreements.
To this end, Abagun Kole Omololu, the Organising Secretary of the Afenifere, said in Akure, the capital of Ondo State, that Afenifere was thrilled with the development.
Omololu said the visit to Bode George was commendable and reasonable as it showed the promotion of unity among Yoruba sons and daughters.
According to him, a united Yoruba land, irrespective of political persuasions would have a tremendous effect “in achieving the desired goal of a true federation, devolution of power, state police and fiscal federalism.”
He said, “We in Afenifere, we are very delighted about the visit of the elders in the land to one of the elders in the (Chief George, the Atona of the source – Ile Ife). The elders saw it as an aberration for two prominent Yoruba sons to be having misunderstanding and the elders in the land to be folding arms and be watching and doing nothing.
“So we want to commend the efforts of these Yoruba leaders and elders who deem it fit to pay Chief George a visit on this matter and we certainly hope that the laudable visit would be fruitful and beneficial to the entire Yoruba land.”