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PMB, Afenifere, Youths Mourn, As Fasehun Dies At 83

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The founder of Odua Peoples Congress, (OPC) Dr Frederick Fasehun, has died,

It was gathered that he died in the early hours of yesterday, at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja

Fasehun’s spokesman, Mr Adeoye Jolaosho, who confirmed his death, said the late OPC founder was confirmed dead after a brief illness.

In his lifetime, the late OPC leader was a medical doctor and hotel owner and was responsible for the recent revival of the Unity Party of Nigeria, a party formed by the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo in the 1970s.

The late Fasehun studied science at Blackburn College and furthered his education at Aberdeen University College of Medicine. He also studied at the Liverpool Postgraduate School after which he had a Fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeons, according to Wikipedia.

In 1976, he studied acupuncture in China under a joint World Health Organisation and United Nations Development Scholarship Program.

Meantime, PMB, Afenifere have mourned his demise.

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Yoruba nation over the passing of the founder of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Dr Frederick Fasehun.

The president, in a statement by his special adviser, Media, Femi Adesina, also condoled with the family of the medical practitioner and the government and people of Ondo State.

President Buhari recalled the prominent role Dr Fasehun played as a member of the defunct National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), which campaigned, against military rule in the country.

The president prayed that Almighty God would comfort all those who mourn the octogenarian and grant peace to his soul.

Afenifere, in a statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Yinka Odumakin said, “The death of Dr Fredrick Fasehun has come to Afenifere as a rude shock.

“The famous medical doctor and founder of OPC was a dogged fighter who played pivotal role particularly in the resistance to the annulment of June 12 elections and generally in all struggles for emancipation in his lifetime.

“His death at this crucial time in the life of our country, is a big blow to the struggle he devoted most of his adult life to. 

“As we cannot question God for taking him when it pleased him, we pray that his soul will find a comforting testing place.

“We console his immediate family, his fraternal family in OPC and the Yoruba Nation in general on the death of this great soul.”

In the same vein, the Yoruba Youth Socio-cultural Association (YYSA) described the death of the founder of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC), Dr Frederick Fasheun, as shocking and saddening.

The association’s president, Olalekan Hammed, in a statement said his death was a great loss to Nigeria particularly the Yoruba nation.

It said during his lifetime, Fasheun was a militant of gigantic status, a freedom fighter who believed extensively in service for humanity.

According to the youths, his enormous contributions to the liberation of Yoruba nation cannot be easily forgotten.





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