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


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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