Just in: Family announces death of Afenifere chieftain, Pa Ayo Fasanmi

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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.

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