By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has sent his condolences to the family, friends and political associates of Pa Ayorinde Fasanmi, the leader of Yoruba socio-cultural and political association who died on Wednesday at the age of 94 years.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ola Awoniyi, Lawan also commiserated with the government and people of Ekiti State and the Yoruba people in general over the demise of a leader who throughout his life was committed to the cause of his people and Nigeria.
The Senate President said the late elder statesman made immense contributions to nation-building as a two-time parliamentarian, public office holder and political party leader.
Lawan said Nigerians will miss Pa Fasanmi’s forthrightness, consistency, wise counsel and wealth of experience.
The Senate President prayed God to grant the soul of the deceased perfect peace and grant those that he left behind the fortitude to bear his loss.