Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has mourned the death of the founder of Oodua Peoples Congress, Dr. Federick Fasehun which occurred on Saturday, December 1, 2018.
In a statement made available by his media spokesman, Segun Ajiboye, Governor Akeredolu describes the late Fasehun as a disciplined citizen, a Pan-Yoruba and nationalist to the core and intelligent medical practitioner who used his energy and other resources to fight for the interests of his people and the common man.
Admitting that his death is a shock to Ondo State and the entire country, the governor adds that the deceased will be missed by lovers of justice and peace.
As a politician, the governor is of the opinion that the late Fasehun’s argument for egalitarian society where merit and equity are made parametric conditions for selecting leaders or people’s representatives will continue to dominate socio-political discourse.
Governor Akeredolu says social scientists will remember the deceased as a detribalised Nigerian per excellence whose place in the nation’s political history cannot be wished away, even in a hurry.
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Also, the Aare Ona Kakanfo, Chief (Dr) Gani Adams has described the death of Dr Fredrick Faseun as a great loss to the Yoruba race, Nigeria and the world at large, pointing out that he left behind a worthy legacy.
Adams in a condolence letter he wrote to commiserate with the family of the founding father of Odua Peoples Congress (OPC), pointed out that he received the news of the death with shock and disbelieve
‘It was with shock that I received the sad news of the passing of our Papa and founding father of Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) which occurred today, December 1, 2018. This, no doubt, is a moment of great grief for entire family of OPC, Yoruba nation, Nigeria and the world at large’
He added,’ but it is also clear that the deep sense of loss over the demise of our beloved leader is shared by many like me. I hasten therefore to address this statement to commiserate with the immediate family over this painful bereavement.
The Aare Ona Kakanfo added further that, the deceased in his life time made outstanding contributions to the progress of the nation in many capacities, and no doubt left behind a worthy legacy through his careers as a renowned medical doctors and politician among other
He emphasized further that the late Faseun was one of the good doctors trained in China as an acupuncturist. A former presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 90s.I see him as a father, and I passed through him for a period of five years.
Baba deserves all respect because he acquitted himself so diligently, and will also be remembered as a distinguished leader in all ramifications, and one that was greatly admired by the general public and his peers as a straight forward and complete gentleman.
Adams pointed out that the deceased deserves all the tributes having had the privilege of close association with him as a leader, father and confidant for many years, adding that he can affirm his democrat lifestyle nature
‘He demonstrated wisdom, honesty and good leadership, established friendship, harmony and accommodation across board. He was as a community leader and a prominent patriot, which was no doubt a testimony to be reference to’.
‘Baba exhibited very good leadership qualities, wisdom and wealth of experience which indeed he put to use in the discharge of his responsibility, as well as upholding the institution’s tradition of excellence, while alive.
He will also be remembered for his invaluable contributions to building a better society. He will be surely missed by all of us. I extend on behalf of my family, the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) our sincere condolences on the transition of our beloved leader and father and pray that the Almighty God grant the bereaved family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace’.
Until his death, Baba was the Founding father and Spiritual Leader of Oodua People’s Congress based the peace resolutions perfected by the former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel on March 7th, 2005, which led to my emergence as the National Coordinator of Oodua People’s Congress.”