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Activists Pay Tribute To Beko Ransome-Kuti, 14 Years After

This photograph taken on February 10, 2020, exhibits activists gathered on the Anthony Village Garden in Lagos to pay tribute to Dr Beko Ransome-Kuti 14 years after he died.

 

 

Fourteen years after human rights activist Dr Beko Ransome-Kuti died, members of his household and representatives of varied civil society teams gathered and organised an occasion in his honour.

They gathered on the Anthony Village Garden the place the Lagos State authorities had erected a statue in honour of the late pro-democracy activist in 2010.

Speakers on the occasion used the chance to name for improved safety within the nation and an finish to terrorism.

In her remarks, President of the rights group, Women Arise, Joe Okei-Odumakin, described late Beko as a constant fighter, defender of the cheated and an ardent critic of all types of oppression.

She famous that the best legacy was to proceed to imbibe the virtues he lived and died for.

The activist requested Nigerians to proceed to insist on the rule of regulation, communicate towards injustice, disobedience to court docket orders, and an finish to terrorism.

She referred to as on the federal government to create an enabling atmosphere, stressing that any authorities that fails to supply safety has no enterprise being in governance.

A statute of Dr Beko Ransome-Kuti.

Another human rights activist, Femi Aborisade, condemned the latest de-registration of 74 political events.

He described the motion of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as an anti-democratic measure that excluded numerous individuals organised within the small political events.

Aborisade, subsequently, referred to as for an modification of the Constitution to take away Section 225a of the 1999 Constitution.

Also current on the occasion had been NADECO Chairman, Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu, and a Representative of the Ransome-Kuti household, Dr Dotun Ransome-Kuti.

Others are Deputy President of Campaign for (*14*), Bayo Obatungashe, and the Director of Grassroot Democratic Initiative, Rasaq Oladosu.

The activists laid a wreath in honour of Beko and chanted varied songs of solidarity.

Until his dying, Beko was the Chairman of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), and President of the Campaign for (*14*) (CD), throughout Nigeria’s navy regime within the Nineteen Eighties and Nineties.

He died on February 10, 2006, on the age of 65 from problems arising from lung most cancers.

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