By Emmanuel Adeleke
The Deputy Alana of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, the apex group of Yoruba self-determination struggle, Professor Wale Adeniran, has resigned from his position.
Adeniran, a former Commissioner of Education in Osun State, tendered his resignation letter on Sunday, 48 hours after the group’s spokesperson, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye, also resigned from his position.
Though Adeleyeâ€™s resignation was rejected by the self determination’s body executive council, he is yet to return to group’s fold.
In his letter, Adeniran said notwithstanding his resignation, he would remain a staunch member of Ilana Omo Oodua.
â€śDear Professor Banji Akintoye, as a matter of principle, I hereby give a notice of my resignation from the position of Deputy Alana, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, with effect from Sunday, November 6th, 2022.
â€śHowever, given my irrevocable commitment to the realization of an Independent and Sovereign Yoruba Nation State, separate from Nigeria, I hereby affirm that I remain a dedicated and staunch member of our freedom fighting organization, Ilana Omo Oduduwa,â€ť the letter read.
While Adeniran said his was resignation was based on â€śPrinciple,â€ť Adeleye said he resigned based on what â€śonly him, Professor Banji Akintoye and Almighty God knows.â€ť
See copy of the letter below: