Tinubu has commiserated with the Afenifere leader’s family and associates, Ayo
while Tinubu said in a Thursday statement that Papa’s long sojourn on earth was
for the good of all.
Progressive Congress (APC) said the late elder statesman walked in true
federalism to the vanguard of all democrats, freedom fighters and believers.
of 94 was the blessing of God not just to him and his family but to Nigeria he
relationship with Paba Fasanmi, many years ago. To me and many others, he was a
mentor and role model who believed in radical politics as a way to uplift our
society and its people. When Papa was recently admitted to hospital for
age-related illness, I talked to him and followed up on his condition with his
was a firm believer in the value of fiscal federalism as central to Nigeria ‘s
Fasoranti, Chief Bisi Akande and others shared the grief.
committed to social growth and the promotion of democracy.
over. Our hopes in Nigeria remain a work in progress. Papa Fasanmi fought for
that dream and supported those patriots, like President Muhammadu Buhari, who
worked for the same purpose as well. Let’s all learn from the example of Papa
Fasanmi and join hands in pushing Nigeria towards a safe harbor of stability
eternal rest to Pa Fasanmi ‘s soul.
his children, and to give them perseverance in living by his example to start