Human right activist and Executive Director of Adopt A Goal Initiative, Ariyo-Dare Atoye is dead.
Newsbreak Nigeria reports that Ariyo-Dare Atoye’s death was announced via the official Twitter handle of a fellow activist, Comrade Deji Adeyanju.
Adeyanju said, “My brother comrade Ariyo Dare Atoye has gone to be with the Lord. He was looking at me till the last moment. From God we came, and it is certain to Him we will return.
Atoye, until his death, was a frontline human rights crusader who has stood against oppression, injustice, and any force and action that seeks to undermine civic and media space.
The activist played a major role in the passage and signing of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2022 into law through a coalition called Civil Society Partners on Electoral Reform (CiSPER).
He led several protests against the initial delay in the passage of the bill.