The Ondo State chapter of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organization, Afenifere, has picked a former Commissioner for Education in the state, Chief Korede Duyile, as its chairman.
Doyle’s emergence followed the resignation of the Chairman, Basorun Seinde Arogbofa.
A statement by the Publicity Secretary, Mr. Remi Olayiwola, on Friday in Akure, said a new executive had been constituted for the chapter.
“Consequent to the decision of the Ondo State Chairman of Afenifere, Basorun Seinde Arogbofa, to step aside as chairman, the leadership of the Yoruba socio-cultural organization has constituted a new state executive committee for the group.
“Under the new arrangement, the else while State Secretary of the organization and former Commissioner for Education in the state, Chief Korede Duyile, now becomes the State Chairman,” the statement read.
According to the statement, Chief Bayo Fajemilua, a former chairman of Akure North Local Government, emerges as the Deputy Chairman.
It said that the organization also approved a former Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Bakita Bello was the Secretary and Prince Adebanjo Edema was the Treasurer.
The statement also named Dele Thomas as the Legal Adviser; Mr. Kehinde Fasoranti, Financial Secretary; Mr. Remi Olayiwola, a former Deputy Editor of the Daily Times, as the Publicity Secretary; and Comrade Eric Oluwole, the Organising Secretary.
Speaking during the handing-over ceremony, Arogbofa described the new chairman as a loyal, efficient, and highly experienced member of the Afenifere.
He urged the new executives to maintain the tempo of service to the people for which Afenifere was known since its formation about 70 years ago.
Doyle thanked the leadership of Afenifere that deemed him fit for the post and promised to carry on the excellent job of his predecessor.