Pro-National Conference Organisation, PRONACO, Head of Secretariat and foremost revolutionary teacher and leader, Baba Oluwide Omojola, slumped and died yesterday in his hotel room while preparing to leave for his base in Lagos after making a presentation in Akure, Ondo State capital, before the Presidential Advisory Committee on National Conference.
A statement by PRONACO, yesterday, said the activist collapsed and was immediately rushed to First Mercy Specialist Hospital, Gbogi Road, Akure where he was certified dead.
“Baba Omojola, before his sudden passing this morning, was at the forefront of the advocacy for the convocation of the Sovereign National Conference, SNC, and was one the signatories to the communiqué of the National Political Summit held in Uyo between 2nd and 5th September 2013. The resolution of the summit specifically demanded for a Peoples National Conference for the country among others”, the statement said.
“Baba Omojola, at yesterday’s (Friday) presentation before the Presidential Committee, insisted that the PRONACO draft Peoples Constitution adopted in 2007 under the leadership Chief Anthony Enahoro of blessed memory should be the working document of the proposed National Conference. He later formally submitted the draft Peoples’ Constitution to the Chair and Secretary of the Presidential Committee before leaving the podium
“Baba Omojola was co founder of PRONACO with Chief Tony Enahoro, Prof Wole Soyinka, Dr Beko Ransome Kuti, among others, who fought for the restoration of the present democracy in the country and the production of the draft Peoples Constitution produced by the Peoples National Conference of Nigerian Ethnic Nationalities between 2004 and 2007
“As a revolutionary teacher and leader, Baba trained and led a horde of political and labour activists who are currently leading the advocacy for a new Nigeria, where the diverse peoples of Nigeria can make and own their constitution and live a good and peaceful life
“Baba will be remembered for his immense sacrificial contributions to political direction and development of the country; suffering numerous detentions in the hands of the Nigerian ruling class. Baba as a thorough bred and versatile economist has to his credit numerous thesis and publications that has continued to shape the life of the country”.