These are not the best of times for Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) as the apex Yoruba group is now in leadership crisis.
Secretary General of YCE, Kunle Olajide revealed that;
“An attempt to elect a successor to Sofolahan on June 27, 2018 ended in chaos. We, therefore, decided to appoint ‘an Interim president’, unconstitutional though, to oversee the affairs of the council briefly – duration or tenure was not specified, for tempers to cool before the election of a new president.”
“Col. Samuel Agbede (retd), who had not never been a member of the National Executive Council (NEC), was appointed in the belief that he was not likely to be ambitious and would, therefore, be able to impartially supervise the election of a new president.”
“Unfortunately and unbelievably, he became so ambitious that he has resisted every attempt to elect a new president. He has taken unwholesome actions, including bringing uniformed bouncers to terrorise members at a meeting. On another occasion, he brought miscreants and thugs to disrupt the meeting of state chairmen.”
“At a point, he got five members to pronounce him president and insisted he remains president without due process.”