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Wednesday, 22 June 2016


Buhari calls for the Disbarment of Lawyer, for Forged WAEC Law Suit against Him


Rather than make public the WAEC certificate of President Muhammadu Buhari, the  presidency has decided to deploy diversionary tactics.

The Presidency has on Sunday, June 19, accused a private lawyer, Nnamdi Nwokocha, of attempts to prejudice public opinion against  Buhari over his alleged lack of certificate, by declaring the President guilty on the pages of newspapers.

Reacting to Nwokocha’s press interviews, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said it was unfair for a lawyer who is a litigant to a case in court, to go out of his way to hijack the power of a judge, by declaring the President guilty of what he is accused of.

He pointed out, that newspaper pages are not alternative courts, where a lawyer can declare anybody guilty of anything, when the court has not formally given a definitive judgment on an issue before it.

 “The two-pages interview splashed on pages 56-57 of ThisDay edition of Saturday, June 11, breaches a lawyer’s ethical code and we hope that the court and the Bar Association will take notice of this,” the Presidency said.

According to him, any lawyer that sincerely believes in the judicial process and the rights of other parties to a case, would not have engaged in the inappropriate and unprofessional practice of trial by media, especially a situation where Nwokocha openly declared the President guilty, when the court did not make that declaration.

He noted, that gag orders emerged in the United States on account of lawyer’s inappropriate conduct on trying and convicting people on the pages of newspapers, or the court of public opinion.

The Presidential Media Aide, said free speech is not synonymous with recklessness, and wanton abuse of the rights of other parties to a case in court.

    “The litigant’s unabashed claim that he was a card-carrying member of the opposition PDP, which lost power in the last election, clearly indicates a scheme that seeks power by circumventing the democratic process of elections,” he said.

He added, that if Nwokocha fails to stop his unfair and professionally inappropriate abuse of free speech, the President’s competent team of lawyers will seek the instrumentality of the law in dealing with his unethical actions.

He concluded, that no one should be a litigant and be a Judge at the same time.



  1. Buhari, please provide your school leaving certificate, which is a minimum requirement to be president of Nigeria. If you can't provide a genuine school leaving certificate, you should resign, or be disqualified, or be impeached. You are disgracing Nigeria and entire Africa.


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