Late elder statesman and chieftain of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Senator Ayo Fasanmi, will be buried on August 4, his family has announced.
The family made this known on Thursday.
It said he will be buried at his hometown in Iye Ekiti, Ekiti State at St. John Anglican Church, Iye-Ekiti in the same tomb with his wife, who died in 2014.
One of the sons of the elder statesman, Folabi Fasanmi, told newsmen at the residence of the deceased in Osogbo, the Osun State capital: “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 South West governors.
“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 know the details of the burial arrangement.”