Former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu, has expressed sadness over the demise of famous lawyer and activist, Dr. Tunji Braithwaite, adding that the deceased was a patriotic Nigerian, whose contributions to the social and political advancement of the country will not be easily forgotten.
According to the former governor, Dr. Braithwaite was an accomplished legal luminary, an astute politician and a resolute activist, who used his intellectual endowment in fighting for a just and equitable society.
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Kunle Oyewumi, Kalu said, “the passing of Dr. Tunji Braithwaite is painful as he died at a time the country needed his counsel on national issues.
“He was an outstanding statesman by all standards.
“He demonstrated selflessness and forthrightness in his legal and political endeavours.
“Dr. Braithwaite’s memories will linger forever in the minds of Nigerians.
“As we mourn him, our hearts and prayers are with the deceased’s family at this mournful period”
The former governor admonished the Braithwaite family to sustain the good legacy their patriarch left behind.
Kalu, while commiserating with the Braithwaite family, prayed God to grant the deceased a blissful rest.