Gani Fawehinmi Remembered On 81st Post-humous Birthday
Gani Fawehinmi, human rights lawyer and respected activist, was on Monday remembered by associates and numerous other Nigerians on the occasion of his 81st post-humous birthday.
Mr Fawehinmi passed on on September 5, 2009, at age 71. The lawyer who was born in April 1938, died after a protracted battle with cancer.
Widely revered for fighting for the rights and dignity of many Nigerians, especially the downtrodden, the late lawyer was honoured with the title ‘Senior Advocate of the Masses’, SAM.
On Monday, his admirers and protegees took to the social media to celebrate the man widely respected for his pro-poor positions on issues of politics and governance.
The ruling All Progressives Congress, tweeting via @OfficialAPCNg, celebrated the late lawyer in a tweet. “Happy posthumous birthday to legendary Chief Gani Fawehinmi”, the party said.
“Happy 81st posthumous birthday to my boss, Chief Gani Fawehinmi,” Mr Keyamo said in the message. “You abhorred corruption; that’s why you stood by PMB till death. Your staunch disciples & your son, Mohammed, are still on the path you left for us. Thank u for standing by me in all my struggles. Rest in peace, sir.”
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