20th September, 2010
The Founder and President of Oâ€™odua Peoples Congress, OPC, Dr. Federick Fasehun, has beenÂ described as a true patriot, a leader and a greater defender of the Yoruba race inÂ particular and Nigeria in general.
The assertion was made at a priess briefing held at the Century Hotel, Okota, Lagos,Â Nigeria to herald the 75th birthday celebration of Dr. Faseun tomorrow.
Vice President of the OPC, Otunba Kazeem Badmus, who addressed journalists stated thatÂ the OPC founderÂ is a worthy leader who has contributed meaningfully to the success andÂ prosperity of Nigeria, adding that he has paid his dues.
â€œWe are particularly grateful for his efforts in founding the OPC, which took off in 1994Â with only four founding members, but today has grown into a formidable organisation ofÂ over four million registered members in Nigeria and overseas.
â€œOn behalf of myself and the entire Oâ€™odua family, we want to wish Dr. Fasehun a heartyÂ happy birthday and with him more years of fruitful service to the nation.
Otunba Badmus also appealed to all Yoruba and their leaders to embrace the OPC and alsoÂ take the issue of Yoruba union seriously and learn to speak with one voice.