LEADERS of Yoruba and Itsekiri have resolved to strengthen the bond and agelong ties between their peoples. The leaders took the decision at a meeting of Afenifere and Itsekiri Leaders of Thought hosted by the Afenifere leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, in Akure, Ondo StateÂ capital, last week.
According to a statement, the meeting acknowledged Yoruba and Itsekiri historical, social and political ties and rejoiced at the renewal of the ties. The statement said: â€œThe meeting acknowledged our historical, social and political ties over the years and expressed joy at the renewal of these old ties.”
Itsekiri Leaders of Thought in attendance at the meeting were: Mr. J.S.O. Ayomike, Chief Isaac Jemide, Chief (Madam) F.E. Rewane, Chief Hope Harriman, Chief Willie Edema Ofoni, Bar. Esijolomi Rewane, Chief Adolor Okotie-Eboh, Mr. Lawrence Kubeyinje, Mr. A.S. Mene, and Mr. Tony Ede. On the Afenifere side besides Fasoranti were: Sir Olaniwun Ajayi, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Chief Olu Falae, Chief Wunmi Adegbonmire; Chief Mojisoluwa Akinfenwa and Senator Femi Okurounmu.