The founder of Odua Peoples Congress OPC, Dr. Frederick Fasehun, has died.
The man behind Odua Peoples Congress, Dr. Frederick Fasehun, has died.
According to reports, Fasehun, it was learnt, died in the late hours of Friday at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, ikeja, Lagos State.
While confirming the death of the icon over the phone to our correspondent he says;
“It is true, baba died last night at the ICU in LASUTH, Ikeja,” he said.
Fasehun was born in Ondo Town, Ondo State in 1938.
He 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
He 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 Organization and United Nations Development Scholarship Program.
In 1977, he set up an Acupuncture Unit at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. He resigned in 1978 and immediately set up the Besthope Hospital and Acupuncture Centre in Lagos. The Acupuncture Centre once earned a reputation as Africa’s first for the Chinese medical practice.
The OPC is Yoruba-based organization formed to actualize 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.