By Emmanuel Aziken
ABUJA – Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has demanded that the late legal and civil rights activist, Gani Fawehinmi be immortalized on account of his unequalled commitment to justice and the rule of law.
Without mentioning any of the past Nigerian rulers by name, Atiku said Fawehinmi was the â€œscourge of dictators,â€™â€™ even as he admitted that he did not agree with all the positions taken by the late lawyer.
Atiku in a statement by his media office said by naming a dignified national institution after him, the country would be celebrating the values of hard work, honesty, integrity, courage, compassion and patriotism which he said were exemplified by the late Fawehinmi.
â€œGani deserves to be immortalized. The Federal Government should name a befitting monument or institution after him as a token of appreciation for enriching our lives,â€ Atiku said yesterday.
â€œWe owe him so much for his dogged fight for justice and the rule of law. We must show gratitude to him for his principled position on critical national issues. He deserves our appreciation for his tireless fight against corruption, despotism and arbitrariness,â€ he added.