|Late Baba Omojola|
Afenifere celebrates the life and time of Comrade Baba Omojola who passed on to higher glory on Saturday in Akure a day after he presented a memorandum at the maiden sitting of the Presidential Advisory Committee on National Conference.
Comrade Omojola’s life was one devoted to the noblest ideals of justice,equality and human progress.
He was a first class economist who would have lived in opulence but for his choice of committing class suicide in defense of the oppressed and downtrodden.
Comrade Omojola paid a heavy price for the choice he made in the many brushes with the repressive apparatuses of state.
He was detained several times especially under the Babangida junta during one of which the "Kuje 5" became famous as he was detained along four other activists.
The fighter in him ensured that death could not torture him on a sick bed as he died suddenly in active service.
That was how his ideological soul mate Comrade Ola Oni also exited in 1999 hours after he was very active at a meeting of Odua Development Council at the Airport Hotel.
The curtain is drawn on the life of great fighter who lived his life for all.
Beyond giving him a people's burial which he richly deserves, the greatest tribute we can pay to his memory is to ensure we make the peoples of Nigeria to own the proposed National Conference on which Baba made his last outing.
Sun re o, Baba Omojola!
National Publicity Secretary.