Comrade Laoye Sanda, an Ibadan-based human rights activist and one the supporters of “Ali Must go” protest in 1978, is dead.
According to Daily Post, Sanda died on Thursday.
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) confirmed his demise on Sunday in a statement signed by the duo of Abiodun Bamigboye (Acting National Chairperson) and Bosah Chinedu (National Secretary).
They described the deceased as a longstanding revolutionary.
“For instance, he was among the academics sacked by Olusegun Obasanjo military government because of their support for the students’ uprising tagged ‘Ali Must go’ in 1978,” the party said.
“Until his death, he was a close collaborator of the SPN. He supported the SPN in its many struggles against various anti-poor capitalist policies and for the socialist transformation of the Nigeria.”