ABEOKUTA – Otunba Rotimi Paseda has described the death of founder, Odua Peoples Congress (OPC), Dr. Fredrick Fasehun as a colossal loss to Yoruba nation.

Paseda, the Ogun state governorship candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP) said he received the news of the demise with rude shock, saying he left an indellible mark as elderstatesman.

The 2015 UPN governorship candidate in a press statement issued in Abeokuta on Saturday by his media assistant, Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji said the late Fasehun lived a good live and left a very worthy legacy, by playing many roles in the advancement of democracy by reviving the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) and as a former Presidential candidate of Labour party.

“Dr. Fredrick Fasehun is a passionate Yoruba Patriot who lived and died in defense of rule of law and fight a just course. His demise is indeed a colossal loss.

“Our great and dependable and consistent leader of stout courage left a legacy of deep sense of commitment and service for a just course.

“Baba Fasehun was a great fighter and strong politician who despite not being a trained soldier fought gallantly in protecting the right of average Yoruba man by establishing the Odua People’s Congress.

“It is therefore with rude shock and disbelief that the news of his death came to me. His contribution in reviving UPN really gave me a sound footing to launch my political career in 2015.

“He will definitely be missed by everyone and lovers of freedom and democracy. I do hope that this tragic loss will prepare the Yoruba nation to rally round and find a credible replacement for the late great leader,” Paseda said in the statement.

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