HRM Oba Olajide David Okunato, the Iresi Of Osi Kingdom in Akure North local government area of Ondo State, And the People Of the town have joined prominent Nigerians and Yoruba race to celebrate the foremost Leader of Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Pa Chief (Dr.) Reuben F. Fasoranti, on his 97th Birthday.
In a Congratulatory Message, Oba Okunato described Baba Fasoranti as a living legend in yorubaland who commands so much respect from both the old and younger generations.
The Monarch also eulogised the Afenifere leader as a very courageous and strong personality who enjoys special grace from Almighty God.
“He is my ‘Baba Oba’ and my leader that I follow his lifestyle; very straightforward and courageous man
“Whenever I have challenges as an Oba of my town, I run to him, and he will give me ways out, share experiences with me, and encourage me to be strong always.
“As old as Baba, he visited my palace several times i visit Baba regularly too and tell me many things about leadership tasks.
“For me and my kingdom we cherish him so much and we pray Lord to grant him,” Oba Okunato.
The Monarch said Pa Fasoranti is a colossus in the fields of education and politics whose contributions to yoruba race and humanity at large would for ever remain a source of inspiration and pride of Ondo State and Nigeria at large.
Iresi of Osi charged other yoruba leaders and the political class to continually emulate unblemished attributes of Baba Fasoranti.