Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has enjoined Nigerians to show more commitment to national unity and democratic development for the nation to move forward.

Osinbajo who gave the admonition during the funeral service of the founder of Odua peoples Congress,(Opc) Dr Frederick Fasehun, held at the St Stephen’s Anglican Cathedral, Oke Aluko, Ondo City noted that he used his lifetime and resources to fight for  the restoration of democracy through June 12 and opc.

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu was among the top dignitaries that graced the event.

Speaking at the service, Osinbajo said it was a great honor and special privilege for him to express his condolences on behalf of  president buhari and the Nigerian government.

Osinbajo while describing the late opc founder as a principled person who was actively fighting every cause for justice and the return to democracy  prayed that God would be with the family while the great legacy of the deceased would not be tarnished.

Also speaking, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu noted that the Yoruba race found hope in Fasehun, who founded the Oodua Peoples Congress which remains a legacy that would live forever.

Akeredolu while emphasising that the late opc leader Baba lived well during his life time maintained that the people of ondo State will forever remember him as one of her patriots who flew the flag of the state to great heights.


He further expressed his condolences to the wife of the deceased and urged her to keep her faith in God.


In his sermon, Most Revd Gabriel Akinbiyi, the Archbishop of Ondo Province, Anglican Communion, enjoined Christians to renew their relationship with God, pointing out that death was inevitable for all irrespective of position or status.


Other dignitaries present at the event include Kayode Fayemi, of Ekiti State,  former governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, Minister of State for Niger Delta, Prof. Claudius Daramola and several traditional rulers.


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