Yoruba Nation Chairman Wale Adeniran reveals why he resigns after 3 weeks in office

By: Sarkolee / January 7th, 2023 / 18 views

Yoruba Nation Chairman Wale Adeniran reveals why he resigns after 3 weeks in office

Wale Adeniran, the Chairman and Leader of the Yoruba Self-Determination Struggle, also known as Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, has resigned from the organization due to accusations of fraud and embezzlement.

On January 7, 2022, Adeniran posted a video on the Omoboriowo media YouTube account announcing his resignation.

The Yoruba Nation leader claimed he resigned so that the fraud claim made against him could be thoroughly investigated.

He urged anyone who might have information on him that could be used against him or who might have contributed to the organization through him to come forward and make it public.

Adeniran called on Yoruba elders to form a committee and stated that he left the IOOW in order to allow for a full probe.

He said, “I want to use this medium to step aside as Chairman of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, as member of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, I step down as the participant in the Yoruba Nation struggle so as to allow for unfettered investigations of all these allegations.


“Because in all developed parts of the world, what they normally do is that, if there is an allegation against a public office holder, he or she will step aside to allow thorough investigation, that’s what I’m doing right now.


“I thank you all, and whatever comes out after the investigation should be made public. There shouldn’t be a secret there. They should publicise the outcome of the investigation because all Yoruba must know the truth about the fraud allegation involving the struggle. Thank you,”

Banji Akintoye, the group’s former chairman and immediate past leader, as well as Maxwell Adeleye, both withdrew.

In view of recent developments in the group, I wish to inform all the Yoruba people worldwide that I have stepped aside and withdrawn from the agitation for an Independent Yoruba nation under its current leadership with effect from January 6, 2023.”“May I inform members of the public that I stepped aside as the Communications Manager of Professor Banji Akintoye since August 5, 2022 and finally cut-off communication with the historian since October 31, 2022. I have also resigned my membership of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide,” he stated.


Prof. Banji resigned from his post as group leader on Thursday, December 21, 2022, and was replaced by Wale Adeniran.