President Muhammadu Buhari’s senior special assistant on media and publicity has drawn the rage of some Nigerians after describing popular human rights lawyer, Femi Falana(SAN) as ‘unsuccessful’.
The presidential spokesperson was reacting to claims by the renowned lawyer that the president has perfected plans to seek a third in office.
In his response, Mr Shehu said Falana is using the president’s third term agenda to seek personal media attention.
His words, “The popularly acclaimed human rights lawyer and formerly unsuccessful opposition candidate for governor of Ekiti state, Femi Falana, has boarded the free-publicity train, full of those seeking personal media attention in claiming the president is planning a third term in office. ”
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The popularly acclaimed human rights lawyer and formerly unsuccessful opposition candidate for governor of Ekiti state, Femi Falana, has boarded the free-publicity train, full of those seeking personal media attention in claiming the president is planning a third term in office.
— Garba Shehu (@GarShehu) December 23, 2019
This comment has stirred the reaction of many Nigerians on Twitter ad they have taken to the platform to call out the Presidential aide for ‘insulting’ Falana.
See a few reactions below
This same Femi Falana addressed as an opposition , years ago fought the Police tooth and Nail when GMB and his supporters were teargassed during a rally.. He got a court judgement in favour of Buhari against the Nigerian Police free of charge…
— The Akarigbo of Lagos (@itsdshow) December 24, 2019
Garba Shehu just called Femi Falana SAN “Unsuccessful”. Like someone just said @GarShehu and @FemAdesina are substitutes for Nickelodeon/Nat Geo Wild And Clowns in high places.The lying priests Femi Adesina And Garba Shehu where hiding when Falana was fighting for democracy !!
— Ezeúgò || (@kingarizona91) December 23, 2019
Ogbeni Respect Your Elders…
Femi Falana is not your mate😡 https://t.co/d9aho846UK
— Ruthless Analyst (@RuthlessAnalyst) December 24, 2019
I actually assumed that only adults work with the FGN. You @GarShehu actually appears very unsuccessful and low level and very shallow to be tweeting this about Mr Femi Falana. https://t.co/JFQeatzwrn
— Wole Oluyemi (@WoleOluyemiCo) December 24, 2019
Our elders are close to the gods and our ancestors in the South of Nigeria, some age gracefully and others childishly yet we respect them and honor them. Femi Falana is erudite scholar and SAN, respect him. You won’t be in Government house forever, the internet never forget.
— Afamsson (@afamsson) December 24, 2019
Where was buhari when femi falana and co were fighting for democracy in 1990s. Pls put a respect on his Name 🤗🤗
— Michey Miles (@MicheyMiles) December 24, 2019