- Buhari lauds Pa Fasanmi for consistently projecting the noble and progressive ideas of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
- He extolls Pa Fasanmi’s courage in standing for democratic governance and fighting for democratic ideals and values.
President Muhammadu Buhari has warmly congratulated the national leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural and political organisation, Afenifere, Pa Ayorinde Fasanmi, who will be 94 years on September 27, 2019.
While commending the nonagenarian for consistently projecting the noble and progressive ideas of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Buhari said Fasanmi has demonstrated his love for Nigeria.
“President Buhari joins family, friends, professional and political associates ofthe pharmacist, who joined politics to serve the nation at a young age, and has demonstrated his love for the country by working for the welfare of the poor and underprivileged, and holding leaders to account on their promise of good governance.
“As a legislator, who served in the House of Representatives and Senate, the President believes Pa Fasanmi’s focus on people has shaped his life philosophy and politics, noting that government can only remain relevant when it caters for the needs of the vulnerable and voiceless,” part of the statement released by Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity reads.
The President also extolled Pa Fasanmi’s courage in standing for democratic governance and fighting for democratic ideals and values.
He prayed that the Almighty God will grant him longer life, good health and strength to keep serving the nation.