Femi Falana (SAN) human rights lawyer has reacted to President Buhari’s open denial of having a third term Agenda in his new year message to Nigerians.
The human rights lawyer applauded the decision of Buhari not to run in the 2023 presidential race.
However, he advised the president to show respect for the rule of law in his administration.
Falana, legal counsel to embattled Journalist Omoyele Sowore who was in DSS custody even after the court order ordered his release, said it is important for Buhari to show compliance to court orders.
According to Falana “It is good that President Buhari has disowned the group”
“However, the political space should be liberalized without any harassment.”
“All court orders should be complied with.
“The DSS, police and other security agencies should release hundreds that are being detained without trial.
” The impunity displayed through total disregard of the Constitution and other laws should stop.
“All public officers whose terms of office have expired should be retired.
“All new appointments should reflect federal character in line with the provisions of the Constitution”,