By Shina Abubakar – Osogbo
The remains of the leader of Afenifere (Ilosiwaju Yoruba) are scheduled to be buried in his hometown of Iye-Ekiti in the Ilejemeje local government area of Ekiti state on Tuesday, August 4.
Pa Fasanmi died on Wednesday July 29, 2020 in Osogbo at the age of 94 after a brief illness.
In a statement that Hon Folabi Fasanmi made available to journalists on behalf of the family, on Saturday he stated that the decision to bury the rest early was in accordance with the wishes and wishes of the sage to be buried as soon as possible.
He revealed that on Monday, August 3, a recognition service would be held in honor of the Senator of the Second Republic in Osogbo, Osun State, at the All Saints Cathedral, in the Balogun Agoro area of the state capital.
He said the family was overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and the show of appreciation and affection for the deceased.
According to him, “the family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and the show of appreciation and affection for our father, a father of the nation who served humanity and God to the end.”
“Of the oppressed, the common man, the rich, the poor, the Church of God, the political class, Afenifere, APC, APC National Leader, Governors of the Southwest, President of the Senate, Vice President, Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President, in fact we are very grateful
“For a man who valued modesty, satisfaction for the greedy life, prosperity for all over wealth for a few, the sustenance of good government over bad leadership, the dream of seeing a better and bigger Nigeria were his last wishes”
Fasanmi, however, said that all the funeral rites of the last Congress of All Progressives (APC), Chieftain, would be carried out in accordance with the protocols of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially social distancing.