Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode earlier today attended the funeral service for Dr. Tunji Braithwaite held at the Reverend Braithwaite Memorial Church, Papa Epe, Lagos.

The notable lawyer and human rights activist died at the St Nicholas Hospital in Lagos in March 28. He was aged 82 and survived by his wife, Grace, 5 children and many grandchildren.

The Governor in a statement said:
“I never thought I would ever be a politician but I have always been very excited about the things Dr. Braithwaite used to propagate and it appears that I have a personal connect around the issues that relate to people and to the masses and that is why we decided, on behalf of the good people of Lagos, that we must honour this very good man and to also immortalize him in a way that people can come to understand those who actually stood for true democracy and also fought for the masses, but they never had the opportunity to do what it is that I have a chance to replicate.”