How I’ll bid Jonathan goodbye – Femi Falana, SAN

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Lagos lawyer, pro- democracy and human rights activist, and mercurial social justice crusad­er, Femi Falana, SAN, x- rays with frothing passion the wart and dirt of the nation’s decaying institutions, using the Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN), and the Independent Nation­al Electoral Commission, (INEC) as top of the range. Indeed, he hinted to Sunday Sun in his office in Lagos that he had concluded plans to sue the CBN for flagrant violations of the act that set it up, by dollarizing the economy and weakening the nation’s currency, the naira.
He charges: “un­known to most Nigerians the princi­pal function of the Central Bank of Nigeria today is to sell dollars every Friday, without minding about the effects.”

As he sues the CBN, he wants the incoming government to take urgent radical measures to rescue it from the clutches of imperialist organiza­tions like the IMF, and World Bank. He carpets INEC for consistently organizing shoddy and expensive elections. On the promises made by the President-elect, General Muham­madu Buhari, (Retd), he reveals that civil society organizations have com­piled the list, and will in due course hold him to them.

He speaks more on confetti of is­sues, bordering on agenda setting for the incoming government, his own way of saying goodbye to Presi­dent Goodluck Jonathan, how the media flouted sections of the Elec­toral Act which forbids preaching and coverage of political activities in churches, mosques and other re­ligious grounds, among others. This interview is vintage Falana- sizzling, combative, riveting, and revealing.


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