A recently honoured radical lawyer with a privileged status of Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN, Bar. Kunle Adegoke has narrated how he received the inspiration to fulfil the dream of late Gani Fawehinmi (SAN) which is the emancipation of the oppressed masses from all forms of exploitation and oppression, by using all legitimate means available including a political office.
The new silk narrated how the death of late Chief Gani Fawehinmi, who died on his 40th birthday, gingered him not to relent in defending the oppressed in the country.
Adegoke (SAN) popular know as K-RAD gave this narration on Thursday 17th December while receiving members of a human rights group, Human Rights Monitoring Agenda (HURMA), who had gone to felicitate with him on his elevation to the Inner Bar of Nigeria’s legal profession.
While addressing members of the Human Rights Monitoring Agenda (HURMA) and the media present at the event, Adekunle Adegoke SAN explained his journey so far. How he was expelled from different higher institutions for standing to defend the oppressed among other challenges and what later led to the conclusion to live his entire life for the masses just like late Gani Fawehinmi, SAN.
“It rains each day of my birthday. But the day I was celebrating my 40th birthday was the same day Gani Fawehinmi died. On that particular day, it unusually rained heavily and it was impressed upon me to continue the struggle from where late Gani Fawehinmi left it”.
The newly inaugurated Senior Advocate of Nigeria uses the occasion to advised members of human rights society to continue in their bid of ensuring that Nigerians are free from all forms of human rights violation. While also highlighted his voyage into politics and his aspiration to become the governor of Osun State. He also discussed the elements of Socialism in Nigeria’s capitalist society.
Speaking on the visit, HURMA’s Chairman Board of Director, Barrister Lekan Alabi, while congratulated Adegoke on his new status as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), described him as a man who has been in the struggle for human rights, for a long period.
Barrister Alabi, who said the new Silk was a foremost union leader at the University of Ilorin (Uniilorin) and later joined popular NADECO, Joint Action Committee of Nigeria (JACON), Campaign for Democracy (CD), Democratic Alternative (DA), Civil Liberty Organization (CLO), Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) and progressive and leftist movement of the Bar and also a prominent member of National Association of Democratic Lawyers.
He also stated that Adegoke (SAN) was part of the team of lawyers that got the mandate for Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola in Osun State.
On his part, the Executive Director of HURMA, Comrade Buna Olaitan Isiak, also congratulated the new Silk and presented to him the souvenirs used to mark this year’s World Human Rights Day and also copies of the HURMA’s new letterhead with the new Silk Status.