A pan Yoruba socio-economic and political group, Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG) in Osun State has appealed to all genuine progressive –minded people of Yoruba race to attend a crucial meeting of the group on Saturday, January 3, 2007.
According to a statement issued by the Publicity Secretary of the group in the state, Mr. Kola Olabisi, which was made available to OSUN DEFENDER in Osogbo on Wednesday, the meeting would hold in the Oroki GRA, Osogbo residence of its state co-ordinator, Mr Layi Oyeduntan at 10.00am.
Olabisi hinted that membership forms would be available for potential members on the occasion.
He explained further that the group, which should not be mistaken for Afenifere of old, is not in contest in anyway, with the old group.
Olabisi’s words: “Those of us who have made numerous calls and textual messages to our secretariat would be furnished with detailed information about the body at the meeting. “Membership forms can also be collected by proxy for relations, friends and well-wishers who can be genuinely vouched for as progressive elements”, the ARG spokesman said.
He also hinted that were in top gear by the state ARG to be part of arrangements being made plans by the national secretariat of the group in honour of the 70th birthday anniversary of former Osun State Governor Bisi Akande, now National Chairman of AC coming up in the middle of January 2009.
Olabisi also disclosed that a–year-long centenary post-humous birthday anniversary of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, slated for the New Year would also be discussed.
By ISMAIL USMAN