Femi Falana, You Cannot Go to the Federal High Court to Say My Right to the Stool Has Been Violated

Femi Falana, You Cannot Go to the Federal High Court to Say My Right to the Stool Has Been ViolatedFemi Falana, a distinguished attorney, explained in a recent Arise TV interview that chieftaincy titles are privileges rather than basic rights. He mentioned the important Supreme Court rulings in Olaniyi and Aroyanmi, as well as the instances of Emir of Tukur and Government of Gongola State, which proved that chieftaincy posts are unprotected by the constitution.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

Falana emphasised that individuals in the emirates cannot seek redress in federal high courts for alleged violations of their “right to the stool” because they’re only privileged to serve as emirs.

According to him, “In two cases, Olaniyi and Aroyanmi and the Emir of Tukur and the government of Gongola State, the supreme court made it clear that to be a chief is not a fundamental right; it’s a privilege, and so you cannot go to the federal high court to say my right to the stool has been violated, as in this case. A member of the emirate went to court to say that his human rights had been violated.”CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>