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Life And Times Of Ayo Fasanmi

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Zainab Sanni

The late Afenifere leader, Ayo Fasanmi was born on 27th September, 1925,at Iye Ekiti, a local government area of Ekiti State and practised as a pharmacist at Oshogbo briefly before he joined the Nigerian political scene.

Fasanmi who served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Old Western Nigeria Housing Corporation began his foray into politcs as Unity Party of Nigeria’s Ondo State gubernatorial candidate in 1978.

Pa Fasanmi served with the National Constitutional Conference Commission in 1994, as a member.

During the Fourth Nigerian Republic, he served as the National Vice Chairman of the Alliance for Democracy, Southwest zone.

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

In a condolence message from the Osun State government, the State’s Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, described the deceased as an epitome of humility, selflessness and integrity.

“Baba Fasanmi was a leader, who demonstrated his love for our great country in many laudable ways.

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

 

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