Nigeria’s elder statesman Dr. Tunji Braithwaite is dead. The 82-year-old
lawyer died earlier today at St. Nicholas Hospital in Lagos.
Reports quoted his son, Olumide, confirming the death of the colourful
politician after a short illness.
Braithwaite a Lagos lawyer founded the National Advance Party in 1979 for
the Second Republic politics , with the aim of wiping out the ‘cockroaches
and mosquitoes’ in Nigeria’s politics.
The party however failed to win any seat in the legislature either at
state or Federal level.
Since then he had been a big critic of government policies, either under
the military or the civilian administration.