The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has described the late Senator Ayo Fasanmi as one of the few national leaders who have always spoken to the power of reality.
The party in a message of condolence signed on Thursday in Abuja by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, said the death of Afenifere ‘s leader, Egbe Ilosiwaju Yoruba, and a ruling party member was a colossal loss to the country.
The party said in the statement, “The Yorubas and indeed the nation as a whole have lost a father to all, elder statesman, welfarist, second Republic senator and frontline politician whose indelible steps will be remembered forever.
“Pa Fasanmi was one of Nigeria’s leading voices who spoke truth to power.
“In death, the APC celebrates an accomplished man and leader of the frontline Yoruba socio-cultural organisation who alongside championing the socio-political interests and preserving the ethnic identity of the Yorubas was also an advocate of good governance in the country.
“Although born in Ekiti state, he chose to make Osun state home. The APC expresses condolences to the immediate family, the government and people of Ekiti and Ondo states and the Yoruba nation at large.
“We pray for fortitude to bear the loss. The task before us now is to keep his legacies alive,” the statement concluded.