Afenifere Leader, Pa Fasanmi, To Be Buried August 4
Pa Fasanmi

The family of late elder statesman and leader of Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Pa Ayo Fasanmi, has announced August 4 as his burial date.

One of his sons, Folabi Fasanmi, told reporters at his Osogbo residence that he will be buried at his hometown in Iye Ekiti at St. John Anglican Church, Iye-Ekiti in the same tomb with his wife, who died in 2014.

He said: “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.

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“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.”

Pa Fasanmi passed on Thursday morning at the age of 94.