The funeral of late Dr. Frederick Fasehun, the founder of Oodua Peoples Congress was graced by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, at the Cathedral Church of Saint Stephen, Oke-Aluko, Ondo, Ondo State.
The late APC leader, died at age 80 at the Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.
The governor of Ondo State, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, and the former governor of the state, Olusegun Mimiko, were also available at the ceremony.
Osinbajo during his speech expressed his own condolence on behalf of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Government of Nigeria, saying that it was a great honour to be at the ceremony.
According to the Vice President, the impact of Fasehun in all his chosen area of endeavour cannot be quantified.
“He studied acupuncture in 1977; and set up the very first acupuncture centre in Africa at LASUTH.
“ He was such a brilliant medical doctor; one would have thought that he would just restrict himself to practice of medicine.
“Of course, many of us know he was the proprietor of Bestcare Hospital, which catered for the poor; so many people were able to receive medical attention.
“But beyond that, I think that what he will always be remembered for is what he did with the OPC; of course, many of us know about the struggle.
“He was not really a politician; his first interaction that we know within the democratic struggle was when he founded the Movement for Social and Economic Justice.’’
In his tribute, Akeredolu said that Fasehun would be remembered for excellence and for championing the cause of the Yoruba nation.
Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, the Archbishop of Abuja Province and Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, prayed God to comfort the family of the deceased and all he left behind.