Breaking: Tragedy as Afenifere leader dies

by Hafeezoh Adekola

Afenifere Chieftain, Pa Ayo Fasanmi, has died at the age of 94.

Fasanmi, who was a pharmacist, died on Wednesday night according to his son, Afolabi.

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He wrote 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.”

Afolabi said 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, and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress.

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 former governor of Ondo State.

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(Punch)

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