Femi Falana on Monday August 18, reiterated that there is nothing wrong in calling for revolution as Nigerian leaders in the past did same.
Speaking at a symposium organised by Coalition for Revolution (CORE) in Lagos, the human rights lawyer recalled how early Nigerian political leaders called for revolution during the colonial era but weren’t charged with treason unlike now. Falana likened sealing of the venue for the symposium earlier today by the police and the State Security Service to being in the military dictatorship era, but added that it won’t be allowed as they defeated Ibrahim Babangida and Sani Abacha in the past.
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Also urging members of the members of the #RevolutionNow movement to persevere as the journey is going to be long and tedious, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria alleged that the Buhari administration knows those disturbing the peace of the country. “The Buhari administration knows those who are breaching the peace of Nigeria. Terrorists, armed robbers, herdsmen, coup plotters and others. Those who went on the street to protest in exercise of their right to assembly and complain against injustice, corruption and maladministration in our country cannot be said to have breached the peace in our country. “A revolution, like Chairman Mao Tse Tung said, is not a dinner party. A revolution is a very serious, rigorous and consistent battle for the soul of a country.“What you have done is mere declaration of intention. The journey is going to be intense, take time, but I believe we have started and there is no going back,” he said.