Late Braithwaite

Chiemelie Ezeobi

President, Women Arise for Change Initiative, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, has joined Nigerians across the country to mourn the foremost politician, lawyer and activist, Dr. Tunji Braithwaite, who died on Monday at 82.

The deceased, who was also known for his passion for activism, was once the presidential candidate for the defunct Nigeria Advance Party (NAP) , which he founded.

On her Twitter page, she wrote, “Still difficult till now to believe that I would call Dr. Tunji Braithwaite and there won’t be a response on his line. Haa. Rest in Peace.”

Afterwards, in an interview with THISDAY she said, “The Centre for Change and Women Arise for Change Initiative, received with shock, the demise of a foremost nationalist and activist, Dr.Tunji Braithwaite. This is no doubt, a huge loss to Nigeria as a nation.

“The gap created by the demise of Dr. Braithwaite to us, would be near impossible to fill, as an organisation and as Nigerians, considering his immeasurable contribution to National development through participations in politics with His National Advance Party, and activism which he dedicated an unquantifiable number of his life and times to.

“Dr. Braithwaite will forever be remembered for always being in the forefront of the struggle for a better country almost all of his life.

“We cannot quickly forget moments of his fearless confrontation during the military era and his passionate and highly cerebral inputs to political situations.

“It is our prayer that God will grant him an eternal rest and grant the family,the fortitude for his family to bear the great loss.”