SANs Salute Osinbajo For slSacking Daura, Saving DemocracyVice-President Yemi Osinbajo
Lawyers on Tuesday , including Senior Advocates of Nigeria, saluted the acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo (SAN ) , for relieving the Director General of the Department of State Services , Lawal Daura, of his position .
Osinbajo, who is acting in place of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is currently in London on a 10 -day vacation , sacked Daura hours after some DSS operatives invaded the National Assembly complex on Tuesday morning.
The acting President , who is a professor of Law and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, attracted the commendations of his colleagues, who said he had saved the nation ’ s democracy and upheld the supremacy of the rule of law .
In a statement on Tuesday , a former Deputy Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Prof Ernest Ojukwu (SAN ) , said the acting President had “ renewed great hope that our democracy shall survive. ”
Ojukwu , a Nigerian Bar Association ’ s presidential aspirant , said , “ I am excited to be counted as a Nigerian, a lawyer and a law teacher by this example of leadership by our acting President .
“ I urge all Nigerians , the Nigerian Bar Association inclusive, to play more proactive roles in protecting our democracy, the rule of law and human rights.
“ We should not allow a few men and women to destroy our country by impunity . ”
Also, Mr Tayo Oyetibo ( SAN ), said in a statement that the acting President must be commended “ for standing up for the supremacy of the rule of law at this difficult phase of Nigeria’ s nascent democracy. ”
“ All lovers of democracy must support him in his decisive action on the unlawful takeover of the National Assembly, ” Oyetibo , a protégé of the late human rights crusader, Chief Gani Fawehinmi (SAN ) , said.
Similarly, two Lagos -based lawyers , Messrs Wahab Shittu and Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa , hailed Osinbajo for his decisive action on the DSS invasion of the National Assembly complex.
“ I commend the action taken by the acting President , in due consultations with the President , I believe. This should be extended to all other security and law enforcement agencies , to follow the law and observe the due process of law , in all their dealings. Let us never allow security operatives , to take our people for granted, ” Adegboruwa said in a statement.