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ONI’S AIDE BERATES FALANA OVER COMMENT ON APPEAL AGAINST EKITI GOVERNORSHIP JUDGMENT

By Lere Olayinka
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The recent outburst of a Lagos Lawyer, Mr Femi Falana against the former Governor of Ekiti State Chief Segun Oni's suit, challenging his removal from office has been described as “the ranting of an idiotic attention seeking lawyer, who always seeks relevance by jumping to make comments on any issue without considering their logicalities.”

Wale Ojo-Lanre, Chief Media Aide to Chief Segun Oni, said in a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti today that; “We are not surprised that such comment came from Falana, a boisterous lawyer and paid agent of Tinubu, who used human rights forum to cling to fame.

Ojo Lanre described the self appointed human rights lawyer as a hypocrite and an ostrich, saying; “nobody will teach him to raise up his head when the heat begins to blow his rump.”

He said Nigerians are not unaware of the roles played by Falana in the Tinubu's certificate, perjury and forgery saga, adding that; “People like him only preach human rights and anti-corruption in the daytime and go about getting money from corrupt politicians in the night. Or does Falana thinks that the role he played during Nuhu Ribadu's tenure as Economic and Financial Crimes Commision (EFCC) is not known to Nigerians?”

“Here is a colourlessly and confused lawyer, who is also a chairman of a failed political party and President of many moribund and inactive law associations that is always seeking for avenue of currying the attention of the public.

“We expected him to be more rabid than that as the houses of card erected by Tinubu, his godfather and benefactor are facing imminent collapse.

“It is a pity and shameful that Falana, whose legal achievement is predicated on human rights syndrome, is now comparing himself with one of living legend of Constitutional law in Africa, Prof Ben Nwabueze (SAN), referring to the erudite lawyer and educator as misguiding Chief Segun Oni in seeking for fair hearing,” Ojo-lanre said.

Speaking further, he pointed out that Falana was antiquated in legal practice when he said there has been no precedent in law for Chief Segun Oni's desire forgetting that brilliant lawyers make precedent out of a novel case.

“We advice Falana to go and do a proper reflection of his life rather than deluding himself for unholy quest for relevance. He should reorganise his thought, conduct and realise that he is not trusted or loved but only being tolerated.