Yoruba leaders mourn as Afenifere Chieftain, Pa Ayo Fasanmi, dies at 94

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Elder Statesman and Afenifere leader, Pa Ayo Fasanmi, is dead.

 

NEWS FLAKES NG reports that Fasanmi, a pharmacist and second Republic Senator, died at the age of 94 on Wednesday night.

 

His son, Afolabi, broke news of his father’s death in a statement.

 

“With gratitude to the Almighty God for a life well spent, we wish to announce the demise of our father, Senator Ayo Fasanmi, at the ripe age of 94 years,” he stated.

 

Afolabi disclosed that his father, who was a Second Republic senator, died peacefully in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.

 

 

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Until his demise, Fasanmi was the leader of Yoruba socio-cultural group, Egbe Afenifere.

 

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He joined the Obafemi Awolowo-led Unity Party of Nigeria in 1978 and was a candidate in the Ondo State governorship primary election but lost to Adekunle Ajasin, the late and former governor of Ondo State.

 

 

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