Mace, Not Part Of Nigerian Constitution-Falana Says

….As Lagos State Government Unveils 44th feet statue in honour of  Chief Gani Oyesola Fawehinmi

Senior Advocate of Nigeria Femi Falana on Sunday said mace is not part of the Nigerian constitution, rather an idea of the British constitution, noting that  some streets which has names of some colonial administrators like Bourdillon should be changed because some of them were slave traders who sold blacks across the Atlantic Ocean.

Falana made this known at the unveiling of a statue in honour of Chief Gani Fawehinmi at the Chief Gani Fawehinmi’s park at Ojota.According to Falana,

‘Gani lived at a time it was risky to defend people and he conquered fear.We thank the Lagos State Government for rebuilding his statue.For lawyers here ,we can now go to court and challenge the Government for not governing properly.

‘The greatest battle Gani fought and never conquered was to track the killers of Dele Giwa, after which the Lagos State Government established the Corona Inquest, which makes us investigate any murder case.’


Mohammed Fawehinmi in honour of his father at the unveiling of the statue applauded the Akinwumi Ambode’s administration noting that the Governor of Lagos should immediately reverse the Land Use Charge, as he and many civil rights society were not happy at the shutting down of Lagos for President Mohammad Buhari’s visit.He also wondered why the President is always travelling to London for medical check-up, and why he can’t tell the Minister of Health to do something on Nigeria’s health care system.



Leave a Reply