Pa Fasoranti @96: You are a living legend, pride to Ondo, Yoruba Race – Akeredolu

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By Muftau Ogunyemi

Akure, May 12, 2022 Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, and Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has hailed the leader of the Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, on his 96th birthday.

Akeredolu, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, on Wednesday in Akure, described Pa Fasoranti as “a pride of the state and the Yoruba race”.

According to him, the Yoruba race was lucky to have a leader like Pa Fasoranti whose wisdom and high moral values were impeccable virtues desirable in any society.

Akeredolu, who noted the impactful life of the Afenifere leader on the country, said he is a colossus in the field of education and politics.

The governor also maintained that Fasoranti’s contributions to human capital development could not be forgotten in a hurry, and saluted his love and commitment to the Yoruba race, and the country at large.

”Pa Fasoranti is an adorable enigma whose exploits have brought pride and respect to the Yoruba race. His unwavering commitment to the development and progress of the Yoruba race and the country at large are commendable.

“Baba’s service to the nation and humanity are enthralling and inspiring. His untainted records of steadfastness and discipline will remain a reference point, even for emerging leaders in the country.

“It is legendary that Pa Fasoranti at 96, is still very much interested in the progress of this country, more importantly, as it concerns the Yoruba race. We are proud of your legacies and what you represent,” he said.

The governor prayed for God to grant Fasoranti peace and keep him well, adding that his vast experience is needed at this critical stage in the country.