One of the politicians who fought for Nigeria's independence, Anthony Enahoro died this morning at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) at the age of 87.Pa. Enahoro

Mr Enahoro, credited with moving the motion for Nigeria's independence in 1957, has been a life-long supporter of pro-democracy movement in Nigeria. He was a leader of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) that fought the military government of the late Sani Abacha and, until his death, was head of the group seeking for the convocation of a sovereign national conference to produce a new, people oriented constitution for the country as well as a coalition of opposition parties to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, the Mega Party.

Mr Enahoro fell into coma in October and was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit of the UBTH