Following the arrest of the 2019 presidential candidate of the African Action Congress(AAC), Omoyele Sowore by the DSS, Nigerians have taken to Twitter to call for the release of the human rights activist with the hashtag #FreeSoworeNow, adding “Revolutionary” to their usernames to protest the arrest.
By the way, this is not the first time a desperate tyrant attempts to muzzle dissent. In 1993, as IBB floundered he promulgated the Treason and Treasonable Offences Decree No 29 of 1993 to muzzle free speech and public criticisms
— Revolutionary Oracle (@AbdulMahmud01) August 3, 2019
— Revolutionary Oba Nimi? (@critics_simply) August 4, 2019
The real terrorists here are those seeking to suppress free speech and freedom of association and expression which remains our inalienable rights as citizens. #FreeSoworeNow #FreeDadiyataNow #FreeKefasonNow pic.twitter.com/fnzz3rnk7x
— Revolutionary SEGA L’éveilleur®? (@segalink) August 3, 2019
The reactionary arrest of @YeleSowore is uncalled for and it can only worsen the agitation. The call for revolution is not the problem but the reason behind the call. You arrested the wrong man. Don’t trigger chaos in the country. #FreeSoworeNow pic.twitter.com/3oxuma3Ze1
— Revolutionary SEGA L'éveilleur®? (@segalink) August 3, 2019
— Revolutionary Towolawi Jamiu (@jharmo) August 3, 2019
In a decent country with Rule of Law, @YeleSowore & the core organisers would have been invited to a meeting through a public notice to explain their intent.
"Abducting" a citizen at 2.00am while asleep is tyranny & such does not happen in democratic systems
— Olúseun Onígbińdé (@seunonigbinde) August 3, 2019
— Revolutionary Towolawi Jamiu (@jharmo) August 4, 2019
— Revolutionary Olusegun (@theboyisgreat) August 4, 2019
Nigeria is in dire need of a new beginning. Every Nigerian has a constitutional right to Freedom of Speech & peaceful protest.
— FelaDUROTOYE (@feladurotoye) August 3, 2019