Federick Fasehun/photo: Vanguard

Kayode Fasehun, son of the late Dr. Frederick Fasehun, says the family is devastated by the sudden death of their patriarch.

Fasehun, the founder and leader of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), died in Lagos in the early hours of Saturday after a brief illness.

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Kayode, who spoke on behalf of the family, told NAN that Fasehun’s death had left members of his family speechless and in pains.

“We still can’t believe that daddy is gone. He was active on Tuesday, hospitalised on Wednesday and died a few days after.

“We can’t believe this but God knows best. We wish to thank Nigerians for their support and prayers

“We are consoled by the fact that Fasehun died peacefully

“We express gratitude for the prayers and good wishes of friends, well-wishers and family,” Kayode said.

He was active in the Nigerian political space for many years and was one of the founding fathers of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) on which platform he was a presidential aspirant.