Sowore: Use of power under Buhari is alien to Nigerian constitution – Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has reacted to the actions of operatives of the Department of State Security, DSS, at a Federal High Court in Abuja when they came to re-arrest Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the #RevolutionNow protest.

The DSS operatives reportedly stormed the court on Friday, December 6, and chased away lawyers as they tried to arrest Sowore.

In reaction, Ezekwesili, via a series of tweets, stated that the use of power under President Buhari is alien to the Nigerian Constitution and International Law.

“President @MBuhari , the whole world is watching the video of officials of the State Security Service which you directly supervise, brutally violate the constitutional rights of a citizen @YeleSowore inside a court and desecrated our Judiciary- an independent arm of government.

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“Let it also be known by @MBuhari that the cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary use of the power he wields today as @NGRPresident is alien to our Nigerian Constitution and International Law.

I advise the President to cease this descent to fascism immediately and #RespectCourtOrder”, she wrote.

Sowore was re-arrested barely 24 hours after a Federal High Court in Abuja ordered his release from the DSS custody and a sum of N100,000 to be paid to him by the agency for refusing to release him despite two court orders.


Asegg Adeniyi

Asegg Adeniyi, writes entertainment and national news on Kemi Filani News . A passionate writer who loves to disseminate informative reports on topics bordering on celebrities, lifestyle, sports and politics. With aspirations to reach the top. Loves football and epic movies set in the medieval times. Email: [email protected] Tel: +2348061000090 Address: 13 Akonwonjo, Egbeda, Lagos, Nigeria

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