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Olaniwun Ajayi, an advocate for Nigeria’s restructuring — Akinfenwa

Former national chairman, Alliance for Democracy (AD), Senator Mojisoluwa has commiserated with Afenifere and family of late Sir Olaniwun Ajayi, a chieftain of Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere.

Akinfenwa, in his tribute entitled: Tribute to a Titan: Sir Chief Olaniwun Ajayi, said: “One of the very few remaining leaders of the puritan era of politics in Nigeria, has fallen at 91.”

The AD chieftain said Sir Ajayi “witnessed and took part in the struggles that won Nigeria its independence from the colonial masters in 1960.

“He was also at the forefront of the several struggles, successes and challenges of progressive politicking in Nigeria, especially during the oppressive military regime in Nigeria.”

“Sir Olaniwun Ajayi was part of the struggles for democratic ideals and egalitarian principles as taught in the Awolowo School of Political Philosophy, and was an iconic leader, in politics and opinion formation, in the South West, in particular an in Nigeria in general.”

Akinfenwa, who described Sir Ajayi as a true Christian in politics and a successful lawyer, said though a politician, “politics was not his business.”

“Pa Olaniwunn Ajayi was an avid believer in and an advocate for the restructuring of Nigeria. He fought for it doggedly, fearlessly, and unsubdued until the home call.

“I commiserate with all the the members of Afenifere family worldwide for the loss of one of the leading members of the unique family. May his gentle soul rest in peace,” Akinfenwa said.