The All Progressives Congress (APC) mourns the death of the Leader of Afenifere, Egbe Ilosiwaju Yoruba and APC chieftain, Senator Ayo Fasanmi at 94.
The party said “The Yorubas and indeed the nation at large have lost a father to all, elder statesman, welfarist, second Republic Senator and front line politician whose indelible strides will be forever remembered.”
Pa Fasanmi was one of Nigeria’s leading voices who spoke truth to power.
In a statement signed by Yekini Nabena, the deputy Publicity Secretary of the party, the party said in death, the APC celebrates an accomplished man and leader of the front line Yoruba socio-cultural organisation who alongside championing the socio-political interests and preserving the ethnic identity of the Yorubas, was also an advocate of good governance in the country.
Although born in Ekiti state, he chose to make Osun state home. The APC expresses condolences to the immediate family, the government and people of Ekiti and Ondo states and the Yoruba nation at large. We pray for the fortitude to bear the loss. The task before us now is to keep his legacies alive.
Deputy National Publicity Secretary
All Progressives Congress (APC)