The Publisher of Sahara Reporters and convener of the RevolutionNow movement has in a meeting with the newly minted Nigerian lawyers admonished against the commercialization of law practice in the country.
The activist whose deep interest in a better Nigeria has manifested in most of his media engagements, including protests against policies deemed anti-poor, has reacted vehemently to the wrong use of law by most practitioners of the profession.
He hosted a group of lawyers newly admitted to the Nigerian bar recently, he also implored them to use the instrumentality of law to drive radical changes in the status quo. This is in order to salvage the moribund and crumbling Nigeria.
In his words “Law should not be about money alone. It should not be about being part of the oppressive relative system system in this country. I have been into a lot of court rooms in Nigeria and you guys know. It is not the best lawyers that always win in court.
Sowore further admonished the lawyers to explore into the grassroots and do everything possible to make the residents of those areas come to the realization of the fact that the country is falling apart.
He also seized the opportunity to reinstate his believe in One Nigeria. He said nobody can safe a country whose leadership is driving it to extinction, ” they are driving Nigeria into an accident that it cannot survive. I don’t want it to happen. I believe in a Nigeria that is even bigger than this. I want a united Africa” he said.
Sowore conclusively admonished lawyers, doctors and professionals from other areas to put up a united force for a massive revolution.