Ambode made the comment on Thursday, April 28, 2016, while speaking at the burial ceremony of prominent lawyer and activist, Tunji Braithwaite in Epe, The Cable reports.

“I never thought I would ever be a politician but I have always been excited about the things Dr Braithwaite used to propagate and it appears that I have a personal connection around the issues that relate to people,” Ambode said.

“That is why we decided, on behalf of the good people of Lagos, that we must honour this very good man and to also immortalise him.

“He must be remembered in a way that people can come to understand those who actually stood for true democracy and also fought for the masses but they never had the opportunity to do what it is that I have a chance to replicate,” he added.

The Lagos State Government had earlier announced the renaming of Dolphin Park in honour of Braithwaite, who died on March 28.

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