Femi Falana (SAN), famend human rights lawyer, has stated that many political leaders in Nigeria have known as for revolution at one factor or the other, and the call for revolution inside the us of a isn’t always new.
Falana said this on Monday, August 19 while talking at a symposium organised by Coalition for Revolution (middle) in Lagos.
Igbere tv gathers that the senior endorse said at some stage in the colonial rule, Nigerians had referred to as for revolution. But, he said not like what is obtainable now, those who had known as for revolution in those days were not charged with treason.
He stated: “permit the government in Abuja realize that name for revolution isn’t always new. Political leaders on this united states have been calling for revolution and no person charged them.
“while Nigeria become at this level inside the 1940’s, a collection of younger Nigerians, the Zikists, amassed at Glover hall (Lagos).
“Their chief, Osita Agbonna, added a lecture titled “A call For Revolution” and those who shared the equal mind with them had been arrested and charged with sedition, that they have been seeking to embarrass the colonial regime.
“They had been now not charged with treason or treasonable prison.”
Falana further stated that he was reminded of the technology of navy dictatorship while the venue of the symposium turned into cordoned off by using the police and country security offerings in advance on Monday.
He said: “while we were outdoor and had been informed the symposium will no longer hold, my mind went back to 30 years in the past in the course of the Babangida after which the Abacha junta when we couldn’t meet.
“We defeated both dictators and i can guarantee you that another dictator will no longer be allowed to rear his ugly head.”
The prison luminary stated the ones traumatic the peace of the us of a were acknowledged by means of the authorities.
He said: “The Buhari administration knows people who are breaching the peace of Nigeria- terrorists, armed robbers, herdsmen, coup plotters and others.
“those who went on the road to protest in workout in their right to assembly and complain against injustice, corruption and maladministration in our u . S . Can’t be said to have breached the peace in our u . S . A ..”
Falana talked about that revolution is an extended and tedious adventure, and advised individuals of the Revolution Now motion to persevere.
He stated: “A revolution, like Chairman Mao Tse Tung said, isn’t always a dinner party. A revolution is a completely severe, rigorous and constant battle for the soul of a country.