FALANA SAYS THE PRESIDENT IS BREAKING THE LAW

Law Politics

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari is running afoul of the law in his decision not to terminate the current crop of security Service Chiefs.

While appearing on a television program early on Monday, He argued that the laws regulating military officers require that the military officers should serve for 35 years or reach a maximum of 60 years of age.

He said a lawsuit will be filed this week, regarding the matter.

Mr. Falana also said President Buhari “must be prevailed upon” to acknowledge the possibility of “internal sabotage” within the military in the war against insurgency.

Responding to statements from the Presidency cautioning against public protests against the government, Mr. Falana said such comments should be “embarrassing” to the President who, before he took the country’s reins, had led public demonstrations.

He further said it is the duty of the Nigerian Police to provide security for public protesters who wish to carry out peaceful protests.

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