Tunji Braithwaite Dies At 82

Dr Tunji Braithwaite
Dr Tunji Braithwaite

Founder and former presidential candidate of the Nigerian Advance Party (NAP), Dr. Tunji Braithwaite has died after a brief illness.

The lawyer, politician and human rights activist was at the forefront of the struggle for Nigeria’s democracy during the harsh and long years of military regimes.

Neighbours said they saw him swimming at his home last week and he looked very healthy.

Relatives, friends and associates have paid condolence visits to his family at his home in Victoria Island, Lagos State.

Braithwaite had his law training at the Council of Legal Education, London and was later admitted into Lincoln’s Inn where he became a barrister in 1960.

He died aged 82.

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