The Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II has described the death of Dr Frederick Fasheun, founder of Oodua People’s Congress(OPC) as as rude shock, saying his death is a big loss to Ondo kingdom, Ondo state, Yoruba race and Nigeria as a whole.
Ooni Ogunwusi expressed his commiseration to the people and government Ondo state and Yoruba nation through a press statement by Comrade Moses Olafare, Director of Public Affairs at Ooni’s Palace.
The statement reads: “The Arole Oduduwa while performing his official functions as the Chancellor here at the ongoing 48th Convocation Ceremony of The University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu state this morning received the news of an elder statesman and the leaderro of OPC, Dr Frederick Faseun with a rude shock.
“Baba Ooni sees Dr Faseun a true Pan Africanist, a fearless Nigeria nationalist and committed Yoruba patriot who as an Oodua Self- determinationist spent the last 26years of life struggling for the survival of the Yoruba people within the autonomy of Nigeria”.
It added: “It’s a pity we have lost such a wonderful descendant of Oduduwa who always defended and promoted the interests, interity and the cultural values of the African People, Yoruba race in particular.
“The Royal Court of Ife will never forget Dr Fasheun for his incorruptible loyalty to the sacred throne of Oduduwa. The good people of Ile-Ife which is the ancestral home of the Yorubas will miss him for the love and respect he ceaselessly showed to us, Yoruba people all over the world will miss him for his committed struggle for the socio-political/economic survival of the race and Nigerians will miss him for his fights for fearless and justice as a Nigerian human right activist.”