Nigeria Second Republic Senator, Pa Ayo Fasanmi Is Dead

Nigeria Second Republic Senator, Pa Ayo Fasanmi Is Dead

Nigeria Second republic Senator and elder statesman, Pa Ayo Fasanmi, is dead.

A close source disclosed that he had passed on Wednesday night.

The development was confirmed on Thursday morning by the son of the former leader of Afenifere, Folabi, in a statememt.

Folabi said: “With great 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 Second Republic Senator who until his death was a leader of the Yoruba Socio Cultural Group, Egbe Afenifere (ILOSIWAJU YORUBA) and a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, passed on peacefully in Osogbo on Wednesday night.

“The burial arrangement will be announced by his immediate family in conjunction with his political associates and the South West Governors.

 He was born 25th September, 1925 at Iye Ekiti, a local government area of Ekiti State, southwestern Nigeria. 

He attended St Paul's primary school, Ebutte Metta and Government School, Ibadan before he proceeded to the Pharmacy School of Yaba where he received a diploma certificate in pharmacy. He practiced as a pharmacist at Oshogbo briefly before he joined the Nigerian politics.

He joined the Unity Party of Nigeria in 1978 and was a candidate in the Ondo State gubernatorial primary election but lost to Michael Adekunle Ajasin, the former governor of Ondo State. In 1983, he was elected member of the Federal House of Representatives representing Ondo North. He later served as member of the Board of Directors of the Old Western Nigeria Housing Corporation. During the Fourth Nigerian Republic, he served as the National Vice Chairman of the Alliance for Democracy, Southwest zone.

He was married to the late Madam Adejoke who died at the age of 82 years in October 2014.

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