The family of the late Gani Fawehinmi has welcomed the honour bestowed on the late iconic rights activist
President Muhammadu Buhari announced on Wednesday that Mr Fawehinmi would be posthumously conferred with the Grand Commander of Nigeria (GCON) at a colourful ceremony in Abuja on June 12.
Mohammed, eldest son of the late activist said in a statement that the family would accept the GCON because it truly honoured the memory of the late legal icon and rights activist.
Fawehinmi, senior advocate, died in September 2009 after a prolonged battle with lung cancer at the age of 71.
Fawehinmi said the association of late winner of the June 12 poll with the latest offer made it difficult to reject like the previous ones.
“Accepting the award is a fuller affirmation of the commitment.
“The award is coming at the same time as the recognition of Abiola as the winner of the June 12 election.
“This would have been my father’s happiest moment, because what he had canvassed for is the now being done,” Fawehinmi said.
source : Sun