OPC Founder, Frederick Fasehun, Dies At 83

Fasehun who turned 83 in September, died on November 30th at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital where he had been battling an undisclosed ailment.

The founder of Odua Peoples Congress, Dr. Frederick Fasehun, has died.

Fasehun who turned 83 in September, died on November 30th at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital where he had been battling an undisclosed ailment.

Until his death, he was a medical doctor and hotel owner.

Born on September 21st 1935, 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.

The OPC is a Yoruba-based organization formed to actualise the annulled mandate of Chief MKO Abiola, who won the presidential election of 12 June 1993 but was barred from office.

Fasehun was imprisoned for 19 months from December 1996 to June 1998 during the military rule of Sani Abacha.

May his soul rest in peace, Amen.

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