- Femi Falana has reacted to the report that he is a member of a new political movement
- The senior lawyer in a statement on Friday, July 3, disassociated himself from the movement
- Falana, however, commended efforts aimed at creating the National Consultative Front
Popular lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), has distanced himself from the newly formed political movement named National Consultative Front (NCF).
The senior lawyer in reaction to him been named as a member of NCF said he was not consulted neither did he attend the meeting where the political movement was launched, The Cable reports.
Falana in a statement on Friday, July 3, while disowning membership of NCF, commended the efforts aimed at attempting to create an alternative platform.
Though the human rights lawyer said he has been involved in a number of efforts to create a new platform, he went on to note that Nigerians will be briefed at the right time.
“My attention has been drawn to the launching of the Nigerian Consultative Forum (NCF) led by some notable Nigerians. I wish to commend all efforts aimed at creating an alternative platform with the potential of lifting the long-suffering people of Nigeria from economic and political stupor.
I also recognize the fact that some of the promoters of the NCF are people who are motivated by the common good. Many of them have made profound sacrifices to make Nigeria a better place to live,” the statement read.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Falana was listed alongside 30 notable Nigerians such as Ghali Na’abba, Oby Ezekwesili, Shehu Sani, Remi Sonaiya, as members who formed a new political movement.
The movement called NCF said its aim is to provide a credible alternative political class and leadership for Nigeria as a result of the “failures” of past leaders of the country.
The movement said it will embark on mass mobilisation of Nigerians to drive reforms to engender a new people-oriented constitution that will birth a new Nigeria. The movement said it will also mobilise for the economic wellbeing and prosperity of all Nigerians.
Meanwhile, Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has distanced himself from the circulation of his posters and flyers for the 2023 presidential race.
A statement by the governor's spokesman, Onogwu Muhammed on Tuesday, July 1, stated that the Kogi state chief executive has no prior knowledge of the purported materials or having any link with the group or individuals circulating the posters.
Part of the statement read: “The governor's attention has been drawn to posters and flyers designed with his pictures being circulated on social media, campaigning for 2023 presidential ambition on his behalf."
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