The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has praised the actions of the presidential candidate of African Action Congress, AAC, and Convener of Revolution Now protest, Mr Omoyele Sowore, who is presently in detention for treasonable felony crimes against the federal government.
Kanu went on to say that the arrest of Sowore by the DSS and consequent actions carried out by security agencies to stop the Revolution Now protest on Monday is an affront to decency, justice and fair play, adding that he did nothing wrong.
The IPOB leader who was reacting to the whole issue surrounding the Revolution Now protest through a statement by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, berated the APC led federal government for seeing nothing wrong in organising a similar protest against former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan in 2014 and Former president Obasanjo in 2003, but arresting Nigerians for organising same against the APC-led government of Buhari.
In his words, “This same set of people now in Aso Rock and their media friends that came out on the street to march, protest and call for revolution against President Jonathan in 2014, are today the same bunch of despicable reprobates against any form of lawful dissent, protest or revolution against their regime.
“This is not only laughable but an affront to decency, justice and fair play. Apparently, the occupants of Aso Rock are telling the world they can call for a revolution and street protest against the then sitting President Goodluck Jonathan, but nobody is allowed to protest against them.
“Pathetically some of these poorly educated fellows from their ‘presidency’ come on their national television to shamelessly provide a flimsy defence of what is clearly indefensible. The same thing late Buhari did in 2014 by openly calling for a revolution and organizing nationwide street protests with the likes of Bola Ahmed Tinubu against the democratically elected government of Goodluck Jonathan is now a treasonable offence under their rule.
“Why didn’t Buhari, Abba Kyari, El-Rufai, Tinubu et al wait for the election of 2015 to remove Jonathan before embarking on their 2014 Revolution as they are now sanctimoniously preaching?
“Why did they take to the streets in protest, an action they themselves openly tagged a revolution, before an election? The only language this Abba Kyari led Fulani cabal in Aso Rock understand is consistent mass action and civil disobedience. IPOB has done and is still doing it and so too the Shiite.
He called on the Yoruba nation and Nigerians to rally round Omoleye Sowore and mount pressure on the government to ensure his release in order to avoid indefinite detention.
“What Sowore did in calling for a revolution in Nigeria is the highest form of bravery. Protests should continue and if need be intensified, especially in Yorubaland, until Omoleye Sowore is set free.”