Afenifere chieftain, Ayo Fasanmi, has died. He was aged 94.
The nonagenarian died on Wednesday night according to his son, Afolabi.
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.”
The son said his father, who was a senator in the Second Republic, died peacefully in his sleep at Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
Recall that Fasanmi was the leader of Yoruba socio-cultural group, Egbe Afenifere, and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress.
The late Fasanmi joined the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo-led Unity Party of Nigeria in 1978 and was a candidate in the Ondo State governorship primary election.
He, however, lost that race to the late Chief Adekunle Ajasin, a former governor of Ondo State.