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Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan remembers the late Gani Fawehinmi

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Today, September 5, 2016, marks the 7th year since the demise of Nigerian publisher, philanthropist, politician, social critic, human and civil rights lawyer, the late Chief Abdul-Ganiyu  Oyesola Fawehinmi, fondly called Gani Fawehinmi.

Fawehinmi died in the early hours of September 5, 2009 after a prolonged battle with lung cancer. He was 71 years old.

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The late Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, was buried on 15 September 2009 in his home town of Ondo, Nigeria. On his death bed, the late Fawehinmi refused the highest honour accorded him by the Federal Government because of the state of the country at the time of his death.

The late Gani Fawehinmi

The late Gani Fawehinmi

As a mark of honour, former President Goodluck Jonathan moments ago took to his Twitter handle to remember the late Fawehinmi.

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He wrote, “As we mark the 7th anniversary of the passing of Gani, the Senior Advocate of the Masses, my prayer is that God grants him al Jannah Firdaus.”

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