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Sunday, 24 May 2015

POLITICS: Lawyer To Drag Buhari To Court For Dropping General Title From Name

Lagos lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegoruwa has threatened to drag president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari to court, for asking Nigerians to stop calling him “General” from May 29. A statement by his Media Director, Mallam Garba Shehu, had stated that: “From May 29, 2015, the President-elect and Vice-President-elect are to be respectively known and addressed as Muhammadu Buhari, President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria”.

Reacting, the lawyer described the statement as shocking and unacceptable.

He argues that by virtue of Buhari’s membership of the Nigerian Army, he became Head of State, and earned salaries and benefits even when he contested elections in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015.

Adegboruwa warned that should Buhari ignore his appeal, by insisting on denying his past, whilst he continues to earn salaries and benefits through the same rank that he seeks to jettison, “I shall file a suit before the Federal High Court, to seek an injunction to restrain the President-elect from denying his official and legal titles, or alternatively, to give up, pay back and restore, all the pensions, salaries and benefits that he has so far earned, either as a commissioned officer of the Nigerian Army, or as a former military Head of State.”
Credit: DailyPostNg

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Bussy Duro

na by force 2 b cald general?

Endy Edeson

@jesse: you think the lawyer is sane? i wonder the rationale behind his move. we are living in a historic & dynamic world. he should have check his history book before coming to air his opinion or 'suit'.

Yvonne Onaibe

What has that got to do with the constitution.........Lawyers though

Jesse Osayande Vucinic Ehiagwina

Endy, lawyers are frivolous in nature. They can come up with anything. I get what he's saying but it doesn't make much sense. The man is asking not to be called General but that doesn't mean he ceases to be one. I can say stop calling me Jesse but still its who I am. Eish.

Osuntokun David

Are we operating under military rule? That lawyer is jobless....SIMPLE

Bussy Duro

abi o

Bussy Duro

dis naija self

Enyinda Nathaniel Okey

na him title.. he can decide to drop it ... just as many of our presidents in the past dropped the use of Alhaji whilst in office. the lawyer just wan make noise

Dosomething Fatherfather

C wt dis idiots r doin wit naija money

Awe Oluwaseyi

he has time and money to waste,or he is looking for a job to do,

Akinyemi Akinsanya

Fuck all ya!

Omolayo Abiodun Lukas

ok o sorry my learned colleague you can address him as prrsident General Buhari dont waste your filling fee abeg...

Salako Stephen

what is the work of lawyer

Isiaka Musa Benue

Notice me lawyer go ahead at least is another medium for the idiot to gain popularity.

Jessy Brewer

Hmm mm ... I guess there is more to it than just the name

Ommyl Ibukun

Publicity stunt! Iranu

WealthySam DeGea'SavingAccount Nbura

Dis lawyer wan hustle him daily bread with dis trait,,,

Aminta Keidnz

seeking popularity

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