Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has described as “a great loss,” the death of Dr. Tunji Braithwaite, foremost lawyer, Political activist and founder of the Nigerian Advance Party, NAP.
Dr. Braithwaite died in Lagos on Monday, March 28, 2016, aged 82.
Reacting to news of the death of the foremost lawyer and former Presidential candidate, Governor Amosun said, “he will be remembered, not just for his contributions to the legal profession, but also to the development of democratic ethos in Nigeria.”
In a statement by Adejuwon Soyinka, Senior Special Assistant (Media), to the governor, Governor, Amosun recalled how Dr. Braithwaite founded the Nigerian Advance Party, NAP in 1983 and has over the years remained faithful to the Nigerian cause through his words and deeds.
Governor Amosun said Dr. Braithwaite’s contribution to national discourse and political development will be greatly missed.
He, therefore, commiserated with the Braithwaite family while praying that God grants them the strength to bear the irreparable loss.
“We can only take solace in the fact that Dr. Braithwaite lived a purposeful, impactful and successful life,” Governor Amosun said.