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OSUN STATE MOURNS LATE AFENIFERE LEADER, FASANMI

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The Osun state government has paid tribute to the late Afenifere leader and Second Republic Senator, Pa. Ayorinde Fasanmi, who died on Wednesday, at the age of 94.

In a statement signed by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, Fasanmi was described as “an epitome of humility, selflessness and integrity.”

It added, “He made enviable and remarkable contributions to his profession, to the socio-political development of Yorubaland, and to the nation at large.

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“Baba Fasanmi was a leader who demonstrated his love for our great country in many laudable ways; but more heart-warming was how he showed optimal concern for the welfare of the poor and underprivileged, and how he held leaders accountable on their promises of good governance.

“We also recognise how much Osogbo, and Osun State as a whole meant to Pa. Fasanmi, who was transferred to Osogbo as a Pharmacist in 1951, and he chose to live here till he took his last breath.

“His Alekuwodo residence became a make-shift Secretariat for a number of causes and movements of national relevance.

“The State Government of Osun appreciates all he accomplished in his lifetime, especially as a pivotal force in the socio-cultural and political bolstering of the Yoruba.”

The late politician served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Old Western Nigeria Housing Corporation.

He 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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