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

Fasehun, it was learnt, died in the early hours of Saturday at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.

The octogenarian, it was learnt, was admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital on Tuesday where he remained until his demise.

Confirming his death, Fasehun’s spokesman, Adeoye Jolaosho, said the late OPC founder was confirmed dead after a brief illness.

“It is true, baba died this morning at the ICU in LASUTH, Ikeja,” he said.

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Fasehun was born in Ondo Town, Ondo State in 1935.

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.

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