President Buhari mourns pro-democracy activist

By Ben Adam Shemang, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the immediate family, friends, professional colleagues and political allies of elder statesman and pro-democracy activist, Dr. Tunji Braithwaite, who passed away on Monday.

President Buhari described the former Presidential candidate as “colossus.”

The President said the passing away of the lawyer, author and politician came at a time that his wisdom, intellectual depth, vast knowledge and experience were truly needed by the country.

He recalled the immeasurable contributions of the late sage to the development of democracy, rule of law and human rights in Nigeria, assuring his family and friends that the political history of the country would be incomplete without capturing his roles.

Honest servant
The President urged political leaders to emulate the virtues of the founder of the Nigerian Advance Party (NAP) during the Second Republic, who perceived politics as a platform for honest service to the nation rather than an opportunity to make money.

President Buhari noted that the elder statesman was quintessentially selfless, patriotic and committed to national development as his passion to serve the people never waned despite not winning in the 1983 presidential elections.

 

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