In a heartfelt tribute today, President Bola Tinubu has commemorated the posthumous 90th birthday of the late legal luminary and political stalwart, Tunji Braithwaite, who passed away on September 28, 2016.
The President, recalling their shared struggle for democracy in Nigeria, lauded Braithwaite’s enduring legacy and called on Nigerians to safeguard democratic principles.
President Tinubu in a statement as the nation commemorated the legacy of Tunji Braithwaite paid his respects to the memory of Tunji Braithwaite, an iconic figure in Nigeria’s legal and political landscape, on the occasion of what would have been his 90th birthday on September 17, 2023..
Braithwaite, who dedicated his life to championing human rights and democracy, left an indelible mark on the nation.
The President reminisced about their time together during Nigeria’s arduous journey to democracy and civilian-led governance, highlighting Braithwaite’s unwavering commitment to the cause.
President Tinubu said, “Tunji’s tireless efforts, spanning multiple decades, have significantly contributed to shaping the contours of democratic governance and the progress that we enjoy today.”
Furthermore, President Tinubu urged Braithwaite’s family, friends, associates, and fellow progressive-minded Nigerians to reflect on the democratic principles that unite the nation.
He called on them to pledge an unwavering commitment to safeguarding these principles at any cost, emphasizing the importance of preserving the hard-fought gains of democracy.
In closing, President Tinubu expressed his hope that the sacrifices of heroes like Tunji Braithwaite would continue to resonate in the future for a better Nigeria. He offered his prayers that their efforts would never be in vain.
President Tinubu’s heartfelt tribute to Tunji Braithwaite reminds us of the enduring importance of democratic values and the need for all Nigerians to uphold and protect them in honor of the nation’s heroes.
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