Femi Falana, a Human right lawyer, has issued a strong warning to the presidency by saying that call for revolution is not new.
According to the respected legal luminary who spoke at a symposium organized by Coalition for Revolution (CORE) in Lagos on Monday, the sealing of the venue for the symposium earlier by the police and the SSS.
He then went on to draw a similarity between the sealing of the event venue to an incident that happened 30 years ago during the military regime of Abacha and Babangida.
His full address below:
“Let the authorities in Abuja know that call for revolution is not new. Political leaders in this country have been calling for revolution and nobody charged them,” he said.
“When Nigeria was at this stage in the 1940s, a group of young Nigerians, the Zikists, gathered at Glover Hall (Lagos). Their leader, Osita Agbonna, delivered a lecture titled “A Call For Revolution” and those who shared the same thoughts with them were arrested and charged with sedition, that they were trying to embarrass the colonial regime. They were not charged with treason or treasonable felony.
“When we were outside and were told the symposium will not hold, my mind went back to 30 years ago during the Babangida and then the Abacha junta when we could not meet. We defeated both dictators and I can assure you that any other dictator will not be allowed to rear his ugly head.”