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Frederick Fasehun, OPC founder is dead

Valentine Chinyem

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Frederick Fasehun, founder of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC), is dead.

The octogenarian died in the early hours of Saturday at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos.

PUNCH reports that he was reportedly admitted at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital on Tuesday where he remained until his demise.

Spokesman for the OPC founder, Adeoye Jolaosho confirmed this to the PUNCH, “It is true, baba died this morning at the ICU in LASUTH, Ikeja.”

Fasehun was a medical doctor by profession, hotel owner and was also responsible for the recent revival of the Unity Party of Nigeria, a party formed by the late Obafemi Awolowo in the 1970s.