President Yemi Osinbajo has described the late founding leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Ayo Fasanmi, as a true patriot and forthright servant of the common man.
Osinbajo, in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja, said the news of Fasanmi’s death was saddening.
He said: “We received the news of the passing of Senator Fasanmi with deep sadness and much grief.
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“A founding leader of Afenifere, a true patriot, a forthright servant and interlocutor for the common man has passed on.
“A man of deep conviction, who remained loyal to the end to compatriots and colleagues in the progressive tendency from the Action Group (AG) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), now enters into eternity.
“We thank God for giving you to us for 94 years; your legacy of consistency in egalitarian beliefs, social justice and action lives on.”