Oodua Action Movement mourns Pa Fasanmi, Afenifere Leader
A socio-political group, Oodua Action Movement (OAM) has joined other well-meaning Nigerians to mourn the death of Elder Statesman and Afenifere leader, (Egbe Ilosiwaju Yoruba), Pa Ayorinde Fasanmi, who died at age 94.
Senator Ayorinde Fasanmi, a nonagenarian died after brief illness in Osogbo, Osun state capital.
The Coordinator of the Oodua Action Movement, Otunba Demola Edward in a statement on Friday in Akure, Ondo state capital said the death of PA Ayo Fasanmi has “robbed” the Yoruba nation of a “prominent leader” *at this crucial time in the agitation for Yorubaland autonomy*
According to him, the Afenifere Leader will be “sorely missed” saying that he was a thoroughbred politician and a great leader to the core.
Edward described Pa Fasanmi a great visionary leader who he said was deeply committed and worked assiduously to improve the conditions of his people and the develpment of the country.
The OAM Coordinator who extoled the humanity, integrity and purposefulness of Pa Fasanmi said he prioritised the needs of the people above all else.
His words, “We all know that his wise counsels, insight and forthrightness will be sorely missed by the Yoruba nation and the entire country”
“Pa Fasanmi made indelible marks in the political *landscape* of the country that would not be forgotten in a hurry”, he said.
Edward therefore prayed that the almighty God will receive the soul of the departed nonagenarian and grant his loved ones the fortitude to bear the loss.