Dr. Frederick Fasehun, the founder of the Oodua People’s Congress has died at the age of 83.
This development was made known on Saturday by the media aide to Fasehun, Mr. Adeoye Jolaosho, in Lagos.
He disclosed that the OPC leader died at about 11 am on Saturday at the intensive care unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.
“Baba took ill on Wednesday and was rushed to the intensive care unit of LASUTH, he died early hours of today, we are all devastated,” he said.
Fasehun was an active member of National Democratic Coalition (NADECO).
He was born in Ondo on September 25, 1938 in Ondo state.
He began his education late, entering primary school at the age of 13 at Saint Matthews Roman Catholic School, Ondo.
He formed the OPC to realize the annulled mandate of Chief MKO Abiola who allegedly won the June 12 1993 election as annulled by the then military president, Ibrahim Babangida.
Mr Yinka Odumakin, the Afenifere publicity secretary, in his reaction to the death of the leader said the deceased would be greatly missed.
“He was a prominent Yoruba and Nigerian citizen who dedicated his entire life to the service of humanity,” he said.
“We will surely miss his great works, which will continue to speak for him forever”.
He lived for the cause of the poor.
“May God be with his family at this period and comfort them,” Odumakin told The Punch.