Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure
Elder statesman and second republic senator, Chief Ayo Fasanmi, has said that the visit of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to some prominent leaders of the pan Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, was an indication that Nigeria was at a critical political stage in her history.
Fasanmi, a nonagenarian, said the move by the former president could lead to another political phase in the country.
Although, Fasanmi said he was still studying Obasanjo’s move with his visit to Yoruba leaders, he said he would soon make a public remark after he concludes his study of the ex president’s move.
The ace politician who spoke on telephone with our correspondent said, “I know Obasanjo to be a strong politician and I know he has a purpose for visiting some Yoruba elders. Ayo Adebanjo is my good friend and we have been together for over 50 years, I know he can never compromise his stand.”
“Ayo Adebanjo and other Afenifere leaders like Reuben Fasoranti that Obasanjo visited can never compromise their stand for any reason. They are reliable people who will not deceive the Yoruba people,” he added.
Fasanmi maintained that “when it is time I will make public remarks, but as it is now, let us continue to see how events unfold. But I know the Yoruba people can never compromise their stand for any thing.”
However, he stressed the need for Yoruba people to remain united and resolute on their belief in a prosperous Nigeria.