Why Buhari Arrest Omoyele Sowore of Sahara Reporters on New Year Eve

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Why Buhari Arrest Omoyele Sowore of Sahara Reporters on New Year Eve

A former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore and publisher of Sahara Reporters has been arrested for protesting.

Sowore was arrested in the company of other activists during a protest against the Nigerian government in the early hours of Friday, January 1, 2021.

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Ejes Gist Media understand the protest was organised in Abuja.

According to Sahara Reporters, police officers attacked and arrested the protesters during a peaceful procession to mark the New Year in Abuja.

 

Also confirming the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, Deji Adeyanju called on police to release him immediately.

Deji Adeyanju tweeted: “PROTEST can never be a crime in a democracy, tyrant Buhari free Sowore now.”

Recall that Sowore before his reported arrest had on his Twitter page called for a nationwide crossover protest against President Buhari’s government.

Omoyele Sowore tweet read: “How about a Cross Over Protest/Uprising tonight? Anyone willing to participate?”

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