Falana, Sowore and others storm the Gani Fawehinmi memorial on Monday


Lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana, SAN, would join African Action Congress and Social Democratic Party presidential candidates Omoyele Sowore and Adewole Adebayo respectively and a host of others to take storming the memorial of the late human rights lawyer. and activist, Gani Fawehinmi.

The 13th memorial to the famous lawyer, who died on September 5, 2009, would be held in Ikeja area, Lagos State on Monday.

Chief Fawehinmi, who was also a Nigerian author, publisher, social critic and politician until his death, is remembered for his activism and his pro bono defense of the common man in court.

Fwehinmi became a SAN in September 2001 and was awarded the title of Senior Mass Advocate at Obafemi Awolowo University in 1988, among other international awards.

During his activism, Fawehinmi was arrested and imprisoned several times by successive governments under military rule.

Others who would take part in Monday’s program include the president of the Center for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, Debo Adeniran; the General Secretary of the Federation of Informal Workers Organizations of Nigeria, Gbenga Komolafe and others.

The program divided into three lectures was themed: (1) A reflection of 23 years of electoral system and democracy in Nigeria; what steps to follow? (2) Fuel Subsidy Regime: Corruption in the Petroleum Industry and Solution. (3) Crisis in the Nigerian education system and indefinite strike by the University Academic Staff Union.

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