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Sowore arrest is taking Nigeria back to Abacha era – Gani Adams to Buhari

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Gani Adams has added his voice to the list of those who are appealing to President Buhari to release Omoyele Sowore who is currently detained by the Department for State Security, DSS.

Sowore was picked up last week ahead of a planned protest tagged Revolution Now which took place 5th of August.

Reacting to his arrest, Gani Adams cautioned the Federal Government over actions which appears military in manner.

He said:

“Not everybody can have access to the presidency in Abuja. This is democracy, not militarism, where people are cowed and jailed over issues relating to their welfare. Sowore is an activist, and he was part of the struggle for this democracy.

Therefore, he is entitled to express his feelings and that of Nigerians in a democratic setting. I think the Federal Government should consider his freedom as a panacea for peace. For instance, I wonder how a peaceful protest by harmless citizens will now turn to a treasonable felony.

It is unfortunate that many of the people in the corridors of power today were part of the protests against former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, but today the situation has changed”.

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