Barrister Olusegun Bamgbose, a chieftain of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), who declared his interest to run in the 2023 presidential election, is dead.
Bamgbose, the National Coordinator of Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG died in the wee hours of Friday after a brief illness.
One of his close friends and associate, Steve Ikechi, confirmed the sad news to newsmen.
Bamgbose was the Principal Head, God’s Own Chambers, a legal team based in Aba, Abia State.
He had also declared his interest to run in the 2023 presidential election under the umbrella of the NNPP.
Also reacting to the sad news, Foundation for Environmental Rights, Advocacy & Development (FENRAD), whose legal team he headed, described Bamgbose as a strong voice on matters of good governance and human rights advocacy.
Comrade Nelson Nnanna Nwafor, Executive Director of FENRAD said that Bamgbose was “richly endowed with political sagacity and was consistent in holding governments to account as he lent his voice to the most critical of national and local issues.
“Through his intervention and actions, the government relaxed many unpopular policies. He was a fine gentleman, very hardworking, a lovely husband, father and friend to all.
“His humble mien, approach and disposition endeared him to many. Throughout his stay on earth, he was truly committed to the promotion and protection of environmental, human and democracy rights which aligned with FENRAD’s goals.