The umbrella body of all Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, has renounced renowned Historian, Prof. Adebanji Akintoye, over difference in ideologies, vision, and his alleged involvement in politics.

The announcement was made known in a statement on Sunday by one of the spokespersons on the pan-Yoruba group, Otunba Shade Olatunji, after a press conference held in Lagos.

Speaking on behalf of the group, Olatunji said though it was a painful decision to part ways with Akintoye, the decision to separate the main body of Ilana Omo Oodua from him as the ‘Alana’ had become inevitable.

“While the Ilana Omo Oodua as a group still respects Professor Akintoye it would be difficult to work with him because the vision of Ilana Omo Oodua is at variance with the vision of Akintoye,” Olatunji said

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