No Dictator Will Be Allowed In Nigeria – Femi Falana

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Falana says Nigeria will not allow any dictator

Renowned human rights lawyer, (SAN), has stated that any dictator who emerges in the country will not be allowed.

While speaking at a symposium organized by Coalition For Revolution (CORE) in Lagos, the senior advocate said that many political leaders in have called for a revolution at one time or the other, the current call for revolution in the country was nothing new.

Let the authorities in Abuja know that call for revolution is not new. Political leaders in this country have been calling for revolution and nobody charged them.

When Nigeria was at this stage in the 1940s, a group of young Nigerians, the Zikists, gathered at Glover Hall (Lagos).

Their leader, Osita Agbonna, delivered a lecture titled “A Call For Revolution” and those who shared the same thoughts with them were arrested and charged with sedition, that they were trying to embarrass the colonial regime. They were not charged with treason or treasonable felony.

When we were outside and were told the symposium will not hold, my mind went back to 30 years ago during the Babangida and then the Abacha junta when we could not meet.

We defeated both dictators and I can assure you that any other dictator will not be allowed to rear his ugly head.Femi Falana –

Falana further stated that the administration knows those who were breaching the peace in the country and that those who took to the streets to protest in exercise of their right to assembly could not be said to have breached the peace.    

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