Buhari mourns “selfless, patriotic, intellectually deep” Tunji Braithwaite

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

The President believes 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 recalls 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.

The President urges 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 notes that the elder statesman was quintessentially selflessness, patriotic and committed to national development as his passion to serve the people never waned despite not winning in the presidential elections.

The President prays that the Almighty God will grant his soul eternal rest, and comfort his loved ones.

Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President
(Media & Publicity)
March 28, 2016

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