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AFENIFERE LEADER, FASANMI DIES

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A prominent political figure and Afenifere Chieftain, Pa Ayo Fasanmi has passed on at the age of 94.

This was disclosed in a statement released by his son, Afolabi.

“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,” he stated.

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Afolabi added his father died peacefully in Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Wednesday night.

Fasanmi served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Old Western Nigeria Housing Corporation.

The late Yoruba politician was a pharmacist and the National President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria in 1977.

He was a Senator in the Second Republic after being elected into the Senate in 1979 as well as a member of the House of Representatives in 1983.

Fasanmi, who served as a member of the National Constitutional Conference Commission in 1994, was the leader of Yoruba socio-cultural group, Egbe Afenifere, and a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress.

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