Monday, March 28, 2016 10:42 pm
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.
This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
The President said that the passing away of the lawyer, author and politician came at a time that his wisdom, intellectual depth, vast knowledge and experience were sorely needed by the country.
President Buhari recalled the immeasurable contributions of the late sage to the development of democracy, rule of law and human rights in Nigeria.
He, therefore, assured the late activist’s family and friends that the political history of the country would be incomplete without capturing his roles.
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.
He 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 presidential elections.
The President prayed that the Almighty God would grant his soul eternal rest, and comfort his loved ones.