Elder Statesman, Tunji Braithwaite Dies At 82

Dr. Tunji BraithwaiteBy Dipo Awojobi – Elder statesman, politician and lawyer Dr. Tunji Braithwaite has passed on.

Braithwaite reportedly died on Monday morning at St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos after a brief illness.

The founder of the Nigerian Advance Party (NAP) who was a delegate at the 2014 National Conference, was an advocate of devolution of power from central to federating units.
The late Braithwaite strongly canvassed for a Confederal Constitution to replace the 1999 Constitution during the last Conference in Abuja.

The deceased, aged 82, was also a well-known lawyer in Nigeria.


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