“US laws respect privacy”: Falana speaks on Atiku vs Tinubu in US Court – moneyamebo


  • Femi Falana, the human rights lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria, has commented on the likely outcome of the certificate tussle between President Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar in the US
  • According to Falana, the US respects the privacy of individuals, and everyone can plead for privacy in the United States
  • Falana then concluded that the US court may consider Tinubu’s privacy in its judgment as well as Atiku’s request

FCT, Abuja – Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer, has said the private interest of President Bola Tinubu could be protected in the suit filed by Atiku Abubakar, the presidential flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general election.

Atiku’s prayer before a Magistrate court in Illinois in the United States was granted and the Chicago State University was compelled to release the academic record of President Tinubu for Atiku.

Bola Tinubu/Atiku Abubakar/APC/PDP/Femi Falana/Chicago State University
Femi Falana speaks on Atiku vs Tinubu in US Court Photo Credit: Atiku Abubakar, Bola Tinubu
Source: Twitter

But Tinubu, in another motion before the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division, prayed the court to stay the Magistrate court’s order in the interest of his image.

Everyone can plead privacy in the US; Falana speaks on Atiku’s fate in US court.

While featuring on Arise TV, Falana said he was not meant to comment on the matter because the lawyer to President Tinubu would be in the best interest to make the comment but posited that the United States court would protect the privacy of any individual.

According to the Senior Advocate of Nigeria, everybody in the United States has the right to plead privacy, and President Tinubu would not be denied such right.

He said:

“So if the President say, sorry, I don’t want my result, my details released, the court would have to consider the implication of that on Monday viz the request by Atiku Abubakar. In other words, the private interest of the president would have to be considered with that of Atiku Abubakar.”



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