Adebanjo, Ezeife, Shonibare, others laud Ikokwu at 80‎


By Ajayi Olayinka

IN Spite of the flash floods that washed many parts of Lagos and the attendant traffic snarl, the conference hall of Colonnade Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos was filled to capacity, weekend, as eminent Nigerians gathered to honour Second Republic politician and lawyer, Chief Guy Ikokwu, who was celebrating his 80th birthday.


Most speakers at the colourful event had kind words for Chief Ikokwu, an elder statesman, who also played crucial roles for the return of Nigeria to democratic rule.

Speaking at the event, Elder Statesman, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, described Ikokwu as a veteran of Nigeria’s independence struggle. According to Adebanjo: “The independence we cherish as a nation today, Ikokwu is among those that protested carrying placards in Great Britain. Insisting on Nigeria’s freedom from Colonial rule at that period was not easy especially for a student but Guy…

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