Bola Tinubu, National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo have endorsed Lagos-lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) as Nigeria's next attorney-General.
Multiple sources within the All Progressives Congress, APC told PUNCH on Sunday that Falana was favoured by a camp in the party to emerge as the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation. A top APC chieftain said the Vice President, Osinbajo and the National Leader of the APC, Tinubu, had convinced Buhari to appoint Falana.
Tinubu and Osinbajo were saidto have told Buhari that appointing Falana, who he jailed over 30 years ago, would boost his image as a ‘converted Democrat.’
However, a source within the party added power blocs within Falana’s home state, Ekiti, might not be disposed to the choice of the human rights lawyer because he is not a member of the APC.