Finally, a strong voice in the United States of America has spoken against the treatment of pro-democracy activist, Omoyele Sowore. Senator Robert Menendez, a senior Senator from New Jersey, a seat he has held since 2006, said the treatment of the activist is unacceptable.
The Department of States Services rearrested Sowore inside the Federal High Court in Abuja hours after the service released him on bail for the first time since August.
He said the way the DSS is harassing Sowore is not ideal for a country that claims it practices Democracy.
According to the Senator, since such treatment persists, it is either the country doesn’t follow the rule of law or the country’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has “woefully lost touch” of what his agencies are doing.
He also said that the harassment of Sowore is increasingly closing political and civic space in Nigeria.
In the same tone, the Defence counsel of Sowore, Femi Falana (SAN) has continued to frown at the rearrest. In a video his son, Falz shared on Instagram, Falana said the government is making the country a lawless nation.
He urged the government to avoid a situation where Nigeria would lose what it fought for during the military era.
In the caption of the video, Falz said the government is gradually using its action to bring to reality the “Revolution” it has been running from. He urged the government to free Sowore or “prepare for the uprising”.
See the videos here; slide to see that of the US Senator.
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1st slide: Femi Falana (SAN) speaking. 2nd slide: US senator Bob Menendez speaking. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The “revolution” that this government think they are running away from is imminent. You can’t get away with shameless tyrannical behavior. #FREESOWORENOW or prepare for the uprising!