Stop Inciting Shiites, Group Warns Falana

 Stop Inciting Shiites, Group Warns Falana

The Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) has called on Femi Falana (SAN) to desist from inciting his clients, the Shiites religious movement, against government officials.

The group made the call in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

It said that it is unbecoming of Falana, “in aseeminglyg desperate bid to secure the release of his client, El-Zakzaky’’, to pick on some officials of government and call for their punishment.

The group said that selecting some officials for attack is capable of exposing them to the anger and contempt of his client and his followers.

The statement signed by the group’s acting Chairman, Austin Braimoh and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, said it is wrong for the lawyer to suggest that government officials should be punished for doing their job.

What the officials did was no more than offering an explanation on why the sect leader is still in detention.

It is totally unacceptable for him to single out the Minister of Information and other government spokespersons as being responsible for his clients’ plight.’

It said that it was common knowledge that the officials did not wield the kind of power he ascribed to them, “but were merely conveying explanations as offered by agencies of the government’’.

The group advised Falana to be mindful of his statements to avert unnecessary acrimony. 

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