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Federick Fasehun/photo: Vanguard

Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olabode George, has expressed shock over the death of Dr. Frederick Fasehun.

Fasehun, founder and leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) died in Lagos early Saturday morning at the age of 83.

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George in a release by his Special Adviser on Media, Othman Fadipe, 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.

George said the OPC founder would be sorely missed where honesty was cherished, and prayed for the repose of his soul.

He said: “Dr Fredrick Fasehun was a quintessential embodiment of principled and unswerving advocate of the protector of the weak and the defender of the trampled.

“He was a Yoruba elder with the complete attributes of the Omoluabi culture.

“But he was also a Nigerian patriot who fought for justice, truth, fairness and the democratic ethos.

“He was a restless and fearless activist who lived a simple and incorruptible life, pursuing his mission with balanced commitment, with the purity of heart’s affection and with a broad nobility of character.

“He was a good man; effortlessly friendly, always calm and unruffled even amid the greatest provocations.

“He will be sorely missed wherever honesty is cherished , wherever honour, kindness and sincerity of purpose are treasured. May he find solace in the bosom of his Lord.”