Lagos,Nigeria
Wednesday, April 17th, 2024

Search
Search
Close this search box.

Encomiums As Ambode Names Dolphin Park After Braithwaite

No comment
Thursday, April 28th, 2016
No comment

Emotions ran high on Tuesday night at the service of songs for the late human rights activist, lawyer and politician Dr. Tunji Braithwaite as Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode named the Dolphin Park after him amidst an avalanche of encomiums.

This was in recognition of his various contributions to the political developments in the country, his struggle for the emancipation of the citizens, and his daily agitation for improved living condition for Nigerians.

Dr. Braithwaite, social crusader and founder of the National Advance Party (NAP) during the 2nd Republic, died on Monday, March 28 this year at St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos at the age of 82.

Governor Ambode said the state government’s plan to immortalise the late legal luminary and a major actor in the nation’s politics was because the late Dr. Braithwaite gave all his life to the betterment of the lives of the masses, adding that on several occasions he had stood for and defended the rights of the common man while he had used the instrumentality of law to free Nigerians from oppressive rule and abuse of powers.

His words: “as a legal luminary of octopoidal stature, Dr. Braithwaite’s imprints on the legal profession are not only impressive but will continue to receive accolades even from  the generations yet unborn. His legal engagements in the defence of human rights, democratic norms and practice and the general advancement of frontiers of knowledge through his cerebral work entitled the jurisprudence of the living Oracles among other intellectual pursuits, will remain with us and remain relevant in addressing various challenges in our democratic experience”.

Emotions ran high on Tuesday night at the service of songs for the late human rights activist, lawyer and politician Dr. Tunji Braithwaite as Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode named the Dolphin Park after him amidst an avalanche of encomiums.

This was in recognition of his various contributions to the political developments in the country, his struggle for the emancipation of the citizens, and his daily agitation for improved living condition for Nigerians.

Dr. Braithwaite, social crusader and founder of the National Advance Party (NAP) during the 2nd Republic, died on Monday, March 28 this year at St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos at the age of 82.

Governor Ambode said the state government’s plan to immortalise the late legal luminary and a major actor in the nation’s politics was because the late Dr. Braithwaite gave all his life to the betterment of the lives of the masses, adding that on several occasions he had stood for and defended the rights of the common man while he had used the instrumentality of law to free Nigerians from oppressive rule and abuse of powers.

His words: “as a legal luminary of octopoidal stature, Dr. Braithwaite’s imprints on the legal profession are not only impressive but will continue to receive accolades even from  the generations yet unborn. His legal engagements in the defence of human rights, democratic norms and practice and the general advancement of frontiers of knowledge through his cerebral work entitled the jurisprudence of the living Oracles among other intellectual pursuits, will remain with us and remain relevant in addressing various challenges in our democratic experience”.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *