The coalition of former Presidential candidates and aspirants in the 2019 general elections under the aegis of Third Force Forum has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to release the human right activist Omoyele Sowore.
Sowore was arrested in the early hours of Saturday day over what is believed to be in connection with the nationwide protests.
The AAC Presidential candidate had called for a mass protest tagged: “Revolution Now”, beginning from the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, on Monday.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Third Force condemned the continued detention of Sowore.
Those whose names were written in the release are Tope Fasua, 2019 presidential candidate, Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party; Okey Samuel Mbonu, Labour Party; SKC Ogbonnia, All Progressives Congress presidential aspirant and Thomas-Wilson Ikubese of the Alliance for New Nigeria.
Others are Emmanuel Etim, Change Nigeria Party; Ayodele O. Favour, Young Progressives Party; and Clement Jimbo, Social Democratic Party.
They noted that the call for the #RevolutionNow protest was constitutional.
The statement said, “We, the Coalition of former 2019 Presidential Aspirants and Candidates, under the aegis of Third Force Forum, hereby demand the unconditional release of one of our compatriot, Mr Omoyele Sowore, who was arrested by an agency of the government on August 2, 2019, pursuant to plans for a protest march across Nigeria; which is within his full constitutional rights.”