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Dasuki, Sowore: Real reason ex-NSA, activist were released – Presidency

Presidential aide, Garba Shehu has revealed the real reason why the release of Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, was ordered.

Garba Shehu disclosed this while speaking on Channels TV’s Politics Today.

According to him, the release of Sowore and Dasuki was done to show the world that the Buhari-led administration adheres to the rule of law.

He said: “The government is not compromising anything. The government wants to set an important example of obedience to the law even when you disagree with what the court says you should do.”

Yesterday, the Presidency issued a statement to clarify the release of Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore.

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The statement issued by Senior Special Adviser to the President, Garba Shehu, clarifies the notion that Sowore was a journalist who was released from detention.

It reads:

“The Presidency wishes to clarify the release on bail, of the Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 elections, Omoyele Sowore.

Some international news outlets have mistakenly been describing his release as that of a journalist.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Buhari administration has never, since coming into office in 2015, detained a journalist, seized copies of newspapers or shut down a medium of information.

He founded an organisation, Revolution Now, to launch, in their own words, “Days of Rage”, with the publicised purpose of fomenting mass civil unrest and the elected administration’s overthrow. No government will allow anybody to openly call for destabilization in the country and do nothing.

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The government believes strictly in observing the rule of law but must safeguard public security and will not allow trouble makers to incite the public and cause a breakdown of law and order”

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