APC mourns Afenifere Leader, Senator Ayo Fasanmi

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday expressed sorrow over the death of the Leader of Afenifere, Egbe Ilosiwaju Yoruba and APC chieftain, Senator Ayo Fasanmi at 94.

The party in a statement by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, said the Yorubas and indeed the nation at large had lost a father to all, elder statesman, welfarist, second Republic Senator and front-line politician whose indelible strides would be forever remembered.

The APC said Pa Fasanmi was one of Nigeria’s leading voices who spoke truth to power.

“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,” APC said.

The party prayed for the fortitude to bear the loss.

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