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Activist warns Gani’s family on hypocritical visitors

By Bala Ajiya

DAMATURU – A Damaturu-based human right activist and legal luminary, Saleh Tanko, has urged Chief Gani Fawehinmi’s family to be cautious of some of the visitors trooping in to sign the condolence register, because most of them are happy with the demise of the legal icon who was a thorn in the their flesh, fighting all manner of injustice.

Tanko said, “Though death is natural and all of us must die one day, Gani’s contributions to the development of this country can not be quantified and the vacuum created by his demise may not be easily filled because Gani was blunt and outspoken and always stood on the side of the of the oppressed masses.”

He told Vanguard that all the moral and financial support Gani had given to the under-priviledged and oppressed had come to an end with his death, but stressed that his qualities will continue to live with the people, just as his legacy will continue to haunt corrupt politicians in high places.

Also speaking to Vanguard in Damaturu about the demise of Chief Gani Fawehemni, Mr Usman Abubakar, a civil rights activist, said the late legal icon and human rights activist contributed so much to the political development and education through scholarship award to deserving Nigerian students.


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