Comrades, friends, associates of radical Lagos lawyer, authentic human rights activist and senior advocate of the masses, late Chief Gani Fawehinmi, SAN, on Friday gathered at the Ikeja under bridge, across Awolowo Way in Lagos for a rally to celebrate what the late iconoclastic pro-democracy leader stood for while he was alive.
Chief Gani Fawehinmi (SAN) died on September 5, 2009 after he was misdiagnosed and treated for wrong ailments for many years.
His absence from the political and human rights race has left a very big vacuum with nobody to fill since he departed.
Solidarity songs were rendered in memory of the icon Friday as the mammoth crowd of his supporters, friends and associates marched through Ikeja to Ojota.
At the cenotaph of Gani Fawehinmi, the Chair of GAFAMOG, Comrade Ayodele Akele, told the gathering that without the struggles of Gani Fawehinmi , there would never have been an end to military rule in Nigeria.
He further said that without the Ganis, there would have been only three parties of the rich that the masses would be forced to always choose from.
The President of Women Arise, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, said seven years after, Gani is still remembered for his doggedness & principled commitment for the defence of the down trodden.
She further asserted that Gani taught us how to stand firm & demand for our rights.