The family of Pa. Ayo Fasanmi, has announced that the Afenifere Chieftain will be buried on August 4
The family said he will be buried at his hometown in Iye Ekiti at St. John Anglican Church. Iye-Ekiti will be his final resting place. He will be buried in the same tomb with his wife who died in 2014.
One of the sons of the elder statesman, Folabi Fasanmi, told reporters in the deceased Osogbo residence: “Baba’s wish for his burial is that he should be buried almost immediately and I can say that with what we have on ground now Baba should be buried next week Tuesday, 4th August 2020.
“We are going to work in conjunction with his political associates and the southwest governors.
“He is going to be buried at our hometown in St. John Anglican Church, Iye-Ekiti. He is going to share the same tomb with his wife who died in 2014.
“The tomb double-decker and the arrangement between them was that whosoever goes first will be buried underneath and who goes last will be on top. I am sure they will unite together in paradise.
“Once everything is put in place we shall let everyone known the detail of the burial arrangement.”
Information of the demise of the APC chieftain was circulated earlier today. Pa. Ayo Fasanmi, Afenifere Leader died at an old age of 94.
Earlier today in the announcement, his son, Afolabi, wrote in a statement, “With gratitude to the Almighty God for a life well spent, we wish to announce the demise of our father, Pa. Ayo Fasanmi, at the ripe age of 94 years.”
Afolabi said his father, who was a Second Republic senator, died peacefully in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
Until his demise, he was the leader of Yoruba socio-cultural group, and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress.