The Leaders and members of the APC in the South West mourned the passage of one of their foremost Leaders, Senator Ayo Fasanmi, at the ripe age of 94 years. The Party described his demise as a huge loss to the Progressive family in Nigeria.
In a Statement made available to the Pressmen by the South West Zonal Publicity Secretary of APC, Rt. Hon.Karounwi Oladapo, the Party said Pa Fasanmi was a very honest and consistent Politician who never flirted from one Political ideology to the other. According to the Statement “Senator Ayo Fasanmi kept faith and loyalty with the Chief Obafemi Awolowo led Progressive Parties, ( Action Group, AG and Unity Party of Nigeria, UPN ), the Social Democratic Party, SDP, the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN and lately, the All Progressives Congress, APC. He never deviated from his commitment to the Social Democratic Principles and Progressive ideals until he breathed his last, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. He championed the tenets of Afenifere Socio-Political Organization in its original form, as espoused by Chief Obafemi Awolowo and the Action Group of the first Republic. He never had anything to do with the consevatives and reactionary elements in the Nigeria Political Space.”
The Party noted and recognized Senator Ayo Fasanmi’s presence on the campaign podium with President Muhammadu Buhari during his re-election campaign in 2019. He received, campaigned and made powerful speeches in support of President Buhari at the Ekiti Parapo Pavilion, Ado Ekiti, at an advanced age of 93. This was very unique and remarkable! The South West APC Leaders urged the Federal Government to name a National monument after him, in commemoration and recognition of his innumerable contributions to Democracy, good Governance and National development.
Chief Ayo Fasanmi was a Federal House of Representatives member under the Action Group Political Party of the First Republic and a distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in the Second Republic, between 1979 to 1983.
The Party sent its condolence to the Family of Senator Fasanmi and the good people of Ekiti State.
Rt.Hon. Asiwaju Karounwi Oladapo.
Zonal Publicity Secretary,
APC, South West Zone,
July 30, 2020.