Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), has mentioned that the Presidency has no energy to cease any peaceable protest by aggrieved Nigerians who’re calling for the alternative of the service chiefs.
Mr Falana, whereas responding to an announcement credited to a presidential spokesperson, Mr Garba Shehu, on Sunday, mentioned Nigerians have the elemental proper to reveal for or in opposition to the Federal Authorities.
The senior lawyer quoted Mr Shehu: “The Presidency needs to warning a bit of the political class in opposition to deceptive the general public and inciting protests in opposition to the heads of navy establishments.
“This has turn out to be obligatory in view of obtained stories that about 2, 000 women and men have been employed to reveal in opposition to Nigeria’s service chiefs on Monday.”
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He, nonetheless, cautioned that the Nigeria Police Pressure mustn’t harass aggrieved Nigerians for protesting in opposition to perceived injustice within the nation.
“The authorities of the Nigeria Police Pressure are urged to not harass aggrieved Nigerians for protesting in opposition to perceived injustice within the nation.
“Nigerians have the elemental proper to reveal for or in opposition to the federal authorities with out official fiat the Presidency has no energy to cease any peaceable protest within the nation.
“In reality, the precise to assemble and protest peaceable was received by the Nigerian individuals within the case of All Nigerian Individuals’s Social gathering v Inspector-Basic of Police (2008) 12 WRN 65,” he said.
Mr Falana famous that leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had in 2014, held a protest in opposition to insecurity.
“It was within the train of the precise of freedom of expression that APC leaders together with Basic Mohammadu Buhari, Chief John Oyegun, Dr Sylvester Onu and Mr Rotimi Amaechi had participated within the protest held at Abuja on November 20, 2014, in opposition to insecurity underneath the erstwhile Jonathan administration.”