L-R: Mr. Popoola Ajayi, Nat, Pub. Sec (CD); Comrade Ayodele Akele – Chairman. GAFAMORG; Comrade Femi Aborisade; Social Crusader; Beko’s Granddaughter, Lolari Popoola; Mrs Abosede Ransome-Kuti – Dr. Beko’s widow; Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin President, Campaign for Democracy (CD) & Women Arise; Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu – NADECO Chairman; and Prince Obi Goodluck – Executive President, United Nations of Youth Nigeria @ The Commemorative Rally and Wreath laying on the 10th year of Dr. Beko Ransome-Kuti’s demise, organised by CD & Women Arise, Wednesday 10th Feb., 2016, Lagos.
The Campaign for Democracy & Women Arise on Wednesday marked the 10th anniversary of the passing away of the uncompromising icon of resistance to bad governance and an apostle of good governance Dr. Beko Ransome-Kuti.
Human rights community, road transport union, students, market women, professionals gathered at Beko Ransome-Kuti cenotaph to pay tributes and lay wreath to mark the 10th anniversary of the exit of their ultimate icon.
During the solemn event, Women Arise for Change convener, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin’s said Dr. Beko Ransome-Kuti devoted most of his adult life to the struggle for a better Nigeria based on equity, justice, fairness and rule of law.
According to Okei-Odumakin, “for his non-conformity with evil, he was hounded, detained and imprisoned on false charges by both military and civilian authorities.
“Yet, his defiant spirit was not subdued as he kept on the banner of freedom, liberty and a just and democratic order. Ten years after the exit of this giant, the Nigerian political landscape still remains far from the ideals he lived and died for. Our polity still remains largely unsettled, while greed and all kinds of vices make progress a mirage.
“In the last years of his life, Dr. Beko Ransome-Kuti was actively devoted to the struggle for a Sovereign National Conference to re-order …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper