The New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) has lost one of its topmost presidential aspirants ahead of 2023, Olusegun Bamgbose Barrister Bamgbose passed on on Friday, September 17, after battling with a sickness that is yet to be disclosed The human rights champion has been described as a politician who spoke truth to power while he was alive.
Barrister Olusegun Bamgbose, a presidential aspirant of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) has been reported dead. Bamgbose who was the national coordinator of the Concerned Advocates for Good Governance (CAGG) died on Friday, September 17, after a brief illness,
Speaking on the politician’s demise, the Foundation for Environmental Rights, Advocacy & Development (FENRAD), described him as a strong voice on matters of good governance and human rights advocacy.
FENRA’s executive director, Comrade Nelson Nnanna Nwafor, noted that Bamgbose in his lifetime never failed to hold governments to account as he contributed to critical issues of nation-building.
“Through his intervention and actions, government relaxed many unpopular policies. He was a fine gentleman, very hardworking, a lovely husband, father and friend to all.
“His humble mien, approach and disposition endeared him to many. Throughout his stay on earth, he was truly committed to the promotion and protection of environmental, human, and democratic rights which aligned with FENRAD’s goals.
“We are indeed pained by this loss and pray that God, in this trying time, grants his family – immediate and extended – the fortitude to bear this huge loss; same we also pray for on his friends, learned colleagues and those who by this exit are pained.”
Field northern candidate, lose southerners support, Akeredolu sends warning message to APC, PDP
Meanwhile, Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo state, had said any political party that fields a northern candidate for the presidency in 2023 risks losing the support of southerners.
Akeredolu made this known on Friday, September 17, in an interview on Channels Television on the resolutions of the Southern Governors’ Forum on the 2023 elections and the fact that the presidency must be zoned to the south.
Akeredolu, the chairman of the forum, said this was for the sake of justice and fairness.
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