The Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has described Senator Ayo Fasanmi as an elder statesman and politician whose high moral and loyalty to the progressive course is worthy of emulation by all progressive politicians.
In a statement by the Director, Bureau of Communications and Strategy, office of the Governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, Governor Aregbesola congratulated Pa Fasanmi, on his 90th birthday.
He said Pa Fasanmi has demonstrated an astounding trait of progressivism for over half a century of his political career.
The governor added that Pa (Senator) Ayo Fasanmi has been fearless in his fight for a just society and return of military to the barracks.
He said: “Pa Fasanmi is a role model of any progressive politician, his devotion to integrity of character and loyalty to the progressive course are rare in a country like Nigeria where ethical and moral values have almost totally collapsed.
“Senator Ayo Fasanmi at the age of 90 has a fantastic record of not shifting grounds in his loyalty to democratic values, freedom and justice, which had, continued to be the guiding principle of his political career and participation spanning over half a century.
“Unlike most politicians that we now have in the country whose stock in trade is moving from one party to another and lacking a consistent focus, Pa Fasanmi has been consistent in the way he practises politics from the era of Chief Obafemi Awolowo with the belief that the lot of the masses must be better.
“On behalf of my family, good people of Osun and all Yoruba Nation, I pray that God Almighty will grant Pa. Fasanmi many more years in health and happiness”. Aregbesola stated