Tunji Braithwaite 'He regretted being unable to free Nigerians from political chains,’ Son says

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the late activist describing him as quintessentially selfless and patriotic.

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The son of late activist and politician, Dr Tunji Braithwaite has said that his father’s main regret was that he was unable to save Nigerians from political shackles despite his many attempts.

82-year-old Braithwaite passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016, at the St Nicholas Hospital in Lagos after a brief illness.

His son, Olumide made the disclosure while speaking to Vanguard after his father’s death.

“I believe if Nigeria has a minimum of 10 fearless personalities who are fighting for the masses like my father did all his life, Nigeria would have been a better country today,” he said.

“My father stood for integrity, steadfastness, uprightness, courage, bravery and the voice for the masses of Nigeria. In his early 40’s, he contested against the known names in the political annals of this country which include, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the great Zik and Shehu Shagari. I can say without being immodest that his name also opened a lot of goodwill for the children and family anywhere we found ourselves.

“Anybody who knows my father knew that he was an enigmatic personality and he had so much hope for this country and that was why he sacrificed all he had and was never seen being bought over throughout his entire struggles.

“His greatest regret in life was that after fighting all these battles, the masses in Nigeria are yet to be free and emancipated from the political shackles of this country,” he added.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the late activist describing him as quintessentially selfless and patriotic.

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