All Those That Rigged The Elections Are Walking Free – Falana

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Updated August 8, 2019


Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has said that Nigeria is not fighting impunity to its uttermost and as such lawlessness has been left to thrive.

Speaking after the launch of ‘Why Not’, a book by Professor Pat Utomi on Tuesday, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria said that the nation is still operating on primitive ideas and must walk away from this culture if things are to be set right again.

Falana stated that that a good fight against electoral malpractice before and after elections is key to stabilizing the nation.

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The rights advocate said, “We are primitive and we must get away from that culture and that is why the electoral body will have to organize credible elections but you can only do that if you fight impunity that take place before or during the elections but we are not doing that right now.

“All those that rigged the elections are walking free they will also rig elections next time and that is why we must join the campaign for the institution of an electoral offences tribunal to deal with those who manipulate the elections and those who promote thuggery during elections”.

He stressed that it is the duty of the government to secure the life and property of everybody.

” I believe that the Governors and the president will have to sit down and ensure that there is security in the country, adequate security for our people.”