The Natinoal Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was yesterday in Akure, the capital of Ondo, and held a meeting with leaders of Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba organisation, before he held a closed-door meeting with its leader Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
Tinubu who was twice a governor of Lagos State, said he needed advice and prayers from from Fasoranti as one of the leaders in Yorubaland.
“I am in Akure to acknowledge the leadership of Pa Fasoranti in our own race; he is a great leader of the Omoluwabi and in his twilight, we want him to be happy.
“He has been a great leader to all of us. His intellect is still very intact. We are here to seek his advice, seek his understanding and prayers. That is why I am here.”
In his reaction, Fasoranti noted that Tinubu’s visit was an indication of great things to come, particularly to the unity of the Yoruba race.
He said, “With the coming together of Yoruba leaders, there will be an understanding on major issues affecting the Yoruba race. We will consult and move ahead. As it is now, there will be a great understanding among the leaders as Tinubu is a leader in his own right.
“I think the visit should lead to reconciliation, ARG and the mainstream, as Tinubu has a leg there. They are his supporters. This signal shows we will come together.”