Fasehun is one with nationalist blood, say Niger Delta groups
Some Niger-Delta groups, including the Ijaw Monitoring Group (IMG), Ijaw Professionals Association (IPA), Ijaw Elders Forum, Lagos, Ijaw Community, Lagos, Niger-Delta People’s Forum, NDPF (SW); Women Wing of the Niger-Delta People’s Forum, NDPF (SW) and a host of others in the Niger Delta region, led by their presidents, have described the late Dr. Frederick Fasehun as a Nigerian with nationalist blood.
They said this when they paid a condolence’s visit to family of the late founder and leader of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) in Lagos.
The President of IMG, Comrade Joseph Evah noted that Dr. Faseun worked with different groups, such as Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF); Ijaw National Congress (INC); Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB); Urhobo Progressives Union (UPU) and Ohanaeze, among others, in maintaining peace and order across the country.
“Faseun once saved me and other Ijaw Youths Council members from death during the crisis that erupted between Ijaw youths and OPC members in Lagos,” he recollected.
He urged Faseun’s children to continue with his vision.
The President of both IPA and South East South South Professionals, Chief Amagbe Kentebe said: “Faseun was one who stood for true federalism and restructuring. He never departed from that until his death.”
He urged the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere; Ondo State Government; the Western State and the Federal Government to honour the deceased in special ways.
The president of Ijaw Elders Forum, Lagos, Chief Efiye Bribena described Faseun as a man of ‘good action’ instead of ‘good intention’.
“He was a man whose ‘yes’ is ‘yes’ and ‘no’ is ‘no’. He remained committed to the cause he believed in, and was never a political prostitute,” he said.
Ex-president, Ijaw Community, Lagos, Chief Regent Yourmor, also urged Faseun’s children to imbibe their late father’s dreams and aspiration.
The woman leader of NDPF (SW), Mrs. Benedicta Amaran prayed for the unity of the family Faseun left behind.
The secretary to Frederick Isiotan Faseun Foundation, Mr. Nosakhare Isibor, said the foundation’s mission and vision was focused on “humanity now wading in the brackish waters of insecurity, pestilence and endless conflicts. It is our passion to seek workable solutions through empirical studies, as well as effective consultations. It is our belief that through passionate contributions to our focal societal challenges, someday we will have more habitable societies for the good of everyone.”