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BREAKING: Yoruba leader, Ayo Fasanmi is dead

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A Yoruba leader, Pa Ayo Fasanmi, is dead.

The Afenifere stalwart died on Wednesday night.

His demise was confirmed on Thursday by his son, Folabi.

Folabi noted that the elder statesman died “at the ripe age of 94 years”.

Fasanmi was a Second Republic Senator.

“He was until his death was a leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere (Ilosiwaju Yoruba) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC)”, it noted

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The statement confirmed that Fasanmi passed on peacefully in Osogbo

Burial arrangement will be announced by the family in conjunction with his political associates and South West Governors.

Fasanmi was born on 25th September 1925.

 

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[Edo live Updates] More victory as INEC set to declare Obaseki winner

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Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party has recorded more votes from the results of the 13 Local Governments declared so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Incumbent Governor Obaseki of PDP ran against APC standard-bearer Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Obaseki was elected on APC’s platform in 2016 but defected to the PDP after being denied the ticket owing to intra-party squabbles.

The PDP scored 240,935 while APC had 154, 192 votes from the declared results in the 13 LGAs.

Obaseki is leading Ize-Iyamu by a wide margin of over 80,000 votes.

The election held in 18 Local Government Areas, 192 Wards, and 2,627 polling units.

SEE DECLARED RESULTS

1) Igueben LGA

PDP 7,870

APC 5,199

Total 13170

Total votes cast 13,382

Election materials snatched in Ward 8, Unit 2

2) Esan North-East

APC 6,556

PDP 13579

Valid votes 20,369

Total votes cast 20,730

3) Esan Central

APC 6,719

PDP 10,794

4) Ikpoba-Okha

APC 18,218

PDP 41,030

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