Gani Fawehinmi’s 10th Memorial: Activist Demands National monument For Gani
Human rights activist and leader, Coalition of Civil and Human Rights Organizations (COCHRO), Comrade Adeniyi,Alimi Sulaiman has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to use his current position as national leader to name the Nigeria Law School after the late legal luminary and social crusader, Chief Ganiyu Fawehinmi,SAN,popularly called “Gani
According to a statement made available to Kapital fm online the activist noted that Gani contributed immensely to the
development of legal profession in Africa, particularly, Nigeria.
He also called for the unconditional release of political and
revolutionary detainees across the length and breadth of the country
including; Publisher of an online medium, Saharareporters,Comrade
Omoyele Sowore,a journalist,Agba Jaligo and host of others.
Comrade Sulaiman made the demands after the 10 years memorial prayer organized for late legal icon,Gani Fawehinmi in Lagos on Thursday,where prayers were offered for the repose of the soul of the human rights crusader and the family members left behind.
The prayer also featured protest demanding for unconditional
release of Sowore who is also a Presidential Candidate of African
Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 general elections and other political and revolutionary detainees in the country.
The leader of the group reiterated that the prayer was organized in honour of late Gani in appreciation of his great contribution to the political life of the country and lives of many Nigerians at home and abroad, described Gani as a detribalised Nigerian that deserved naming of the federal institution after him like Nigeria Law School.
” Gani’s contribution towards the restoring of democracy
back to Nigeria after many years of military incursion into our
governance cannot be over emphasized and widening of our political space through constitutional means”.
Speaking further on Sowore, the rights activist disclosed that they
put their 2million man march rally on hold in solidarizing with the
Nigerians living in south Africa on their present predicament,
maintaining that all the allegations leveled against Sowore were
figmentation of the security agents to mislead the Buhari’s
administration, adding that all the said allegations were baseless and lacked modicum of truth.