Barrister Olusegun Bamgbose, the National Coordinator of Concerned Advocates for Good Governance (CAGG) and a chieftain of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), has died.
The 2023 Presidential aspirant, Barrister Olusegun Bamgbose died in the early hours of Friday after a brief illness, according to this online news platform. One of his close friends and associates, Steve Ikechi, confirmed the sad news.
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According to Daily Post, the 2023 Presidential aspirant has also expressed interest in running in the 2023 presidential election under the NNPP banner.
Barrister Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq, was described as a strong voice on matters of good governance and human rights advocacy by the Foundation for Environmental Rights, Advocacy & Development (FENRAD), whose legal team he led, in response to the news.
The Executive Director of FENRAD, Comrade Nelson Nnanna Nwafor, told DAILY POST that Bamgbose was “richly endowed with political sagacity and was consistent in holding governments to account as he lent his voice to the most critical of national and local issues.
“Through his intervention and actions, the government relaxed many unpopular policies. He was a fine gentleman, very hardworking, a lovely husband, father and friend to all.
“His humble mien, approach and disposition endeared him to many. Throughout his stay on earth, he was truly committed to the promotion and protection of environmental, human and democratic rights which aligned with FENRAD’s goals.
“We made many wins working together through his wise and ever-ready counsel. He led and piloted our legal department with such impeccable professionalism as a lawyer properly called.
“We are indeed pained by this loss and pray that God, in this trying time, grants his family – immediate and extended – the fortitude to bear this huge loss; same we also pray for on his friends, learned colleagues and those who by this exit is pained.
“Barrister Olusegun Bamgbose will be missed.
“May the gentle soul of Barrister Olusegun Bamgbose find rest in the bosom of the Almighty. Adieu to the great iroko, an icon and a towering legal luminary!”
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