Pro National Conference Organization (PRONACO), the umbrella platform for a People’s driven National Constitutional Conference in Nigeria, says it is shocked by the news of the death of Dr. Frederick Fasehun
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Fasehun, founder and leader of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) died in Lagos early Saturday morning at the age of 83.
Mr Olawale Okuniyi, PRONACO spokesperson said in Lagos that Fasehun’s sudden demise was a big blow to Nigeria.
“To us, another unfortunate political vacuum has been created in Nigeria by the sudden demise of a Yoruba nationalist, Dr Fasheun.
“However, we take serious consolation in the fact that posterity, in our humble estimation, shall be very kind to him, for rising up to lead millions of Nigerians out of the military regime.
“Fasehun led Pro democracy activists in association with other compatriots to confront military autocracy in Nigeria, when it was most dangerous to do so.
“PRONACO, Project Nigeria, Movement of Eminent Leaders of thought in Nigeria mourn the demise of Fasheun today. Adieu!, “ he said.
Meanwhile, a former Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP),Chief Olabode George, also said he was devastated by the death of Fasehun.
George made the statement in a release by his Special Adviser on Media,Mr Othman Fadipe.
George said Fasehun’s death was unfortunate as he lived a good life and did so much for the downtrodden and the Yoruba culture.
He said Fasehun was a man with a good heart who was always unruffled even in the face of provocations.