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|Presidency Breaks Silence On Sowore's Court Rearrest by Bidemiblog01(f): 3:57pm On Dec 08, 2019|
Presidency finally breaks silence on Sowore's court arrest.
The media representative of Nigeria's president, Muhammad Buhari has finally had their say on the now viral video which shows Sowore being rearrested by an agency of the president, the DSS.
In a press release by the body, they made know the fact that the DSS are at liberty to act without the directive of the president.
Read their full statement below:
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
SOWORE: BETWEEN FACTS AND FICTION
The Presidency notes some of the insinuations in the media about the arrest by the Department of State Services (DSS) of the agitator, Omoyele Sowore.
The DSS does not necessarily need the permission of the Presidency in all cases to carry out its essential responsibilities that are laid down in the Nigerian Constitution – which was the foundation for the restoration of democracy in our country in 1999.
However, it should not surprise anyone who has followed his actions and words that Sowore is a person of interest to the DSS.
Sowore called for a revolution to overthrow the democratically elected government of Nigeria.
He did so on television, and from a privileged position as the owner of a widely read digital newspaper run from the United States of America.
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.
Mr. Sowore is no ordinary citizen expressing his views freely on social media and the internet.
He was a presidential candidate himself, who ran – and lost – as the flag bearer of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the February 23 general elections.
Nigeria's democracy was a long time in the making, and was achieved after decades of often harsh, military-led overthrows of government: the kind of situation Sowore was advocating.
To believe in and desire armed revolution is not normal amongst 'human rights activists', as Sowore has been incorrectly described.
Again, it is no surprise that he should be a person of interest to the DSS.
Nigeria is already dealing with an insurgency that has left millions of people displaced and desperate in the northeastern region of our country.
The Boko Haram militants, who are behind the violence, also fancy themselves to be fighting for some sort of revolution.
Nigerians do not need another spate of lawlessness and loss of lives all in the name of 'revolution', especially not one that is orchestrated by a man who makes his home in far away New York –
... and who can easily disappear and leave behind whatever instability he intends to cause, to wit, Nnamdi Kanu.
This is a matter for the DSS, acting under its powers."
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|Re: Presidency Breaks Silence On Sowore's Court Rearrest by Xisnin(m): 4:00pm On Dec 08, 2019|
On one hand they denied the DSS action, on the other hand, they claimed Sowore deserve it.
|Re: Presidency Breaks Silence On Sowore's Court Rearrest by Ofemmanu1: 4:03pm On Dec 08, 2019|
|Re: Presidency Breaks Silence On Sowore's Court Rearrest by Sylver247: 4:20pm On Dec 08, 2019|
Trying really hard to justify the unjustifiable. Nothing was said about the two judgements to release him which the dss disobeyed. Or is the executive free to override the judiciary whenever they want?
You have already sat down and decided what his intentions are without following due process of justice. How on earth did we end up this way?
|Re: Presidency Breaks Silence On Sowore's Court Rearrest by Skyfornia(m): 4:42pm On Dec 08, 2019|
Confused folks...deceiving even the people that foolishly voted them.
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