BREAKING: Frederick Fasehun, OPC Founder dies

Dr. Frederick Fasehun Founder of Odua Peoples Congress (OPC), Dr. Frederick Fasehun, has died, according to a PUNCH report on Saturday morning.

Fasehun, the paper said, 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," the report said.

It quoted Fasehun’s spokesman, Mr. Adeoye Jolaosho, as saying that 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.

Fasehun was born in Ondo Town, Ondo State in 1938.

He was a medical doctor and hotel owner and was responsible for the recent revival of the Unity Party of Nigeria, a party formed by the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo in the 1970s.