‘Arrest Buhari Instead’, Nigerians Demand Sowore’s Release [TWEETS]
Nigerians have taken to the social media to demand for the release of the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the last general election, Omoyele Sowore.
The hashtag #FreeSowore has been trending on Twitter Nigeria, since the news of his arrest broke.
Sowore, who is also an activist and publisher of SaharaReporters was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) at his Lagos home in the early hours of Saturday.
The National Legal Adviser of the African Action Congress, Mr. Inibehe Effiong said that Sowore was arrested for planning a protest.
See some tweets;
WHILE YOU WERE ASLEEP: Sowore, Convener of #RevolutionNow arrested by DSS but government negotiates with Killer Herdsmen, Boko Haram & bandits in Sokoto. They even said Boko Haram members can become president soon. pic.twitter.com/GzD4ZNW4eR
— Comrade Deji Adeyanju (@adeyanjudeji) August 3, 2019
All well-meaning Nigerians should stand with @YeleSowore and defend his constitutional right and freedom to protest any matter of Governance that worries him.
Mr Sowore’s convening of Citizens to protest Poor Governance – via #RevolutionNow– is Constitutionally guaranteed.
— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) August 3, 2019
I just got onto Twitter and i see#FreeSowore trending. As in this administration is so daft that it actually arrested Yele Sowore for organizing a protest #RevolutionNow !
When the person that should be arrested is Muhammadu Buhari @MBuhari for overseeing the deaths of Nigerians
— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) August 3, 2019
If we protest, they’d kill us on the the streets then tag us “Terrorist group”.
If we speak up, they’d suspend our accounts then come to our houses in the thick of the night to carry us to unknown destinations.
— SnailMan (@laurentdarl) August 3, 2019
Fulani tyranny & primitive dictatorship will never win this war against the massed ranks of oppressed people in Nigeria. Suppressing the right to protest in a so-called democracy will only hasten the collapse of that ZOO.#FreeSowore & allow the #RevolutionNow right to protest. pic.twitter.com/ZzjrSWosY7
— Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (@MaziNnamdiKanu) August 3, 2019
Sowore arrested for wanting a revolution, killer herdsmen walking free 4 killing Innocent people, Boko Haram members freed for claiming repentant.
Nothing can stop an idea dat has come to stay! Revolution we seek, Revolution we will get#FreeSowore#RevolutionNow#BuhariIsACoward pic.twitter.com/dgg3fv7RzH
— SeyiRants® (@sheyirealtor) August 3, 2019
We didn’t vote for you to be arresting innocent citizens and be endorsing Terrorist and blood sucking herdsman.
You can’t continue to oppress us when we have all the necessary things to make this country a better place,Resign now or #FreeSowore
— OMOTAYO Of Lagos 🇳🇬 (@Tee_Classiquem1) August 3, 2019
First they came for @Dadiyata, and I didn’t speak out — because I didn’t always agree with Dadiyata.
— Olu W. (@OnemolaOlu) August 3, 2019
I know this will eventually happen. Finally Buhari has given #RevolutionNow a reason to emerge.
This is their greatest fear — PROTEST.
— Ayemojubar 🇳🇬 (@ayemojubar) August 3, 2019
They negotiate with mass murderers
They grant amnesty to terrorists
They have in their ranks divisive politicians, peddlers of hate speech
— Nafiu T (@nafeezi) August 3, 2019
Nothing could be more daft! Of all the actions to take against a constitutionally and legally backed protest, the last should be an arrest of the convener. #FreeSowore
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) August 3, 2019
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