President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the national leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural and political organisation, Afenifere, Pa Ayorinde Fasanmi, who turns 94 on September 27.
President Buhari commended him for consistently projecting the noble and progressive ideas of Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
He joins family, friends, professional and political associates of the pharmacist, who served the nation at a young age, and has demonstrated his love for the country by working for the welfare of the poor and underprivileged as well as 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.”
According to President Buhari, government can only remain relevant when it caters for the needs of the vulnerable and voiceless.
He extols 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 health and strength to keep serving the nation.”