Stop Inciting Statements Against Govt. Officials, Femi Falana Cautioned

The Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) calls on Mr. Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) to desist from inciting his clients, the Shiites religious movement against serving government officials.

It is unbecoming of the SAN, in a seemingly desperate bid to secure the release of his client El- Zak Zaky to isolate some officials of government, whipping up sentiment and calling for their punishment with a view to exposing them to anger and contempt by a group with a known proclivity for violence

We take particular exception to the call by Falana that some government officials should be sanctioned and in another instance, punished for doing their job, which was no more than offering explanation on why the sect leader is still in detention.

“It is totally unacceptable for him to single out the Minister of Information and other government spokespersons as being responsible for his clients’ plight,’’

knowing full well that they did not wield the kind of power he ascribed to them, but merely conveying explanations as offered by agencies of the government.

We however advice Mr Falana to be prepared to take full responsibility in the event of his reckless statements leading to any untoward action by his clients against any government officials.

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