Federick Fasehun/photo: Vanguard

The umbrella platform for a People’s driven National Constitutional Conference in Nigeria, Pro National Conference Organization (PRONACO), 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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PRONACO spokesperson, Olawale Okuniyi, said in a statement in Lagos on Saturday that Fasehun’s sudden demise was a big blow to Nigeria.

The group said, “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!.“