Utomi, Agbakoba, Others Mourn As Activist Tony Uranta Dies

Human rights activist, Tony Uranta, is dead.

He died on Wednesday afternoon after an illness.

This is as fellow activists Prof. Pat Utomi, Olisa Agbakoba, Olawale Okunniyi and others under aegis of the Pro-National Conference Organisations and Nigeria Intervention Movement, on behalf of the Nigerian Civil Society Movement, issued a statement regarding his demise.

The group applauded “Uranta’s various contributions towards the advocacy for constitutional restructuring of Nigeria amidst stiff resistance from those who benefit from the jaundice and corruptive political structure of Nigeria.”

In the joint statement signed by the Director-General of the NIM, who is also spokesperson for PRONACO, Sir Olawale Okunniyi, the group recalled Uranta’s contributions to national conferences, especially the 2014 National Confab while promising to immortalise his legacy.

Uranta served “as the Executive Secretary of the National Summit Group, NSG and UNDESS towards the facilitation of the 2014 National Confab, after he had earlier played some supportive roles in mobilising Nigerians for the People’s National Conference hosted by PRONACO between 2005 and 2006 under the leadership of Chief Tony Enahoro and Prof Wole Soyinka.

“Leaders of Nigerian Civil Society Movement”, Okunniyi said,   ”are committed to immortalising the legacies of Tony Uranta, praying for the repose of his soul and fortitude and comfort for his beloved wife, Baarong and child, Amy,” the statement read.

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