Saturday, October 19, 2013
PRONACO activist, Omojola dies at 75
Oluwide Omojola, on Saturday slumped and died in a hotel room in
Akure, Ondo State, a day after he made a presentation to the
Presidential Advisory Committee on National Conference on behalf of
A statement signed by PRONACO's spokesman, Olawale Okunniyi, described
Omojola, who was aged 75, as a revolutionary teacher and leader.
The group said Omojola collapsed at the De Johnson Hotel, Akure, and
was rushed to the First Mercy Specialist Hospital where he was
It said Omojola was co-founder of PRONACO, alongside Chief Tony
Enahoro, Prof. Wole Soyinka, Dr. Beko Ransome-Kuti among others.
"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 statement read in part.
Omojola had on Friday insisted that the PRONACO draft Peoples
Constitution adopted in 2007 be adopted as the working document of the
proposed national conference.