Release Sowore now, detention undemocratic- Onitiri tells FG
Lagos-based political activist Chief Adesunbo Onitiri has advised the Federal Government to release Mr. Omoyele Sowore from detention immediately.
In a statement in Lagos at the weekend, Chief Onitiri said the detention was unnecessary, undemocratic and unpopular, and could not stand the test of time and law.
“I wish on behalf of millions of Nigerian democrats and peace-loving citizens plead with President Muhammadu Buhari government to release the convener of ‘Revolution Now’, Omoyele SOWORE, as his detention is undemocratic, divertionary, unconstitutional and will continue to heat up the polity”, he stressed.
He said Nigerians’ fundamental human rights to freedom of speech,association and assembly cannot be taken away from them by any ‘dictatorial’ regime.
“Besides, we wish to plead with our judiciary not to be used against the people, as Nigerians shall hold the judiciary responsible if our democracy should fail.
“We have come a long way to achieve this fledging democracy and it should never fail. We implore our judiciary to be courageous, stand firm with the people of Nigeria and defend our democracy.”
Chief Onitiri emphasised the importance of the Judiciary as the last hope of our people and strongest pillar of our democracy. Judgement without fair trial should STOP.
“This is the time we need our Judiciary to be bold and courageous. We have no other country we can call our own. We must all salvage our country, Nigeria and make it work and great again.”
Our Judiciary should note that the judiciary is on trial now and it cannot afford to fail the people, he insisted.
Chief Onitiri accused the government of completely failing to protect the lives and properties of citizens which he explained, is the primary duty of any government, stressing that the Federal Government’s battle against corruption has failed and selective.
Said he: “Our economy is totally in shambles to the extent that Nigeria is now the poverty capital of the world and a laughing stock to African continent. These are all due to lack of capacity and quality leadership of APC government, Sunbo Onitiri Lagos Central senatorial candidate of PDP asserted.