The late Yoruba leader, Sen. Ayo Fasanmi passed on on at the age 95
Sadly, the leader of Afenifere, Sen. Ayo Fasanmi has passed on at the age of 95. Following his death, the South West Governors’ Forum, has said late Yoruba leader, was a patriot whose positive exploits would not be forgotten in a hurry.
The Chairman of the forum, Gov. Ouwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, expressed the feeling in a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, on Thursday in Akure.
It would be recalled that the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the family of the deceased, in the early hours of Thursday, announced the death of Fasanmi, who is renowned as one of the lieutenants of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Fasanmi, was a Second Republic senator.
The governor’s forum’s chairman described him as “one of the few men standing,” personified integrity and exemplified altruism. Baba lives on because of his positive exploits and demonstrated capacity to lead a people. He bequeathed courage, planted love and displayed an insatiable quest for a just, equitable and egalitarian Nigeria.
“His thoughts were laced with candour and palpable emotional attachment for his people, the Yoruba nation and Nigeria at large. These thoughts were truly Nigeran and reflected in all ways, an inexorable passion for humanity. As a true son of the old Ondo State, Governors of both states and indeed, all South West governors, will commence talks with the immediate family to give this patriot, a befitting interment,” he said.