President Muhammadu Buhari has warmly congratulated national leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural and political organisation, Afenifere, Pa Ayorind
President Muhammadu Buhari has warmly congratulated national leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural and political organisation, Afenifere, Pa Ayorinde Fasanmi, who turns 94 on September 27, 2019.
He commended him for consistently projecting the noble and progressive ideas of Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
President Buhari, in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina, also joined family, friends, professional and political associates of the pharmacist, who joined politics to serve the nation at a young age.
The President noted that he 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 believed 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.
President Buhari extolled Pa Fasanmi’s courage in standing for democratic governance and fighting for democratic ideals and values, praying that the Almighty God will grant him longer life, good heath and strength to keep serving the nation.