The former Ambassador of Nigeria to Ukraine, Ibrahim Kasai, has urged the Federal Government to detain the convener of ‘Revolution Now’ movement, Omoyele Sowore, in security custody and prosecute him for the crime of treason.
In his statement, he claimed that Sowore’s alleged plan was to destabilise President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration because he was defeated in the presidential election.
The Elder Statesman also attacked former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, other prominent Nigerians who called for the release of the Chairman of Sahara reporters, he stated their actions is against national interest and selfish.
Kasai while speaking with the Sun newspaper said, “Well, by way of contributing to the national discourse, let me say that what is going on now in the country is not good for our national development; a crime is a crime.”
“If somebody said he is leading a revolution, the word revolution alone connotes a change in government; look at our constitution, you cannot change government just like that, nobody has the right or power to just change the government; the only way you can change the government is through the ballot box, that is why the electoral system is there.”
“More so, Sowore contested an election and lost to President Muhammadu Buhari and I don’t think he is doing this because he lost an election because for every crime, there is an intention; this is to say he had the intention and he acted; he has completed the act of a crime. When you conceive an idea and you practise it, that is an act.”
“What the DSS has done is right, he should be charged for treason and that is all, crime is a crime. There is no need trying to douse tension that he was only trying to discredit what was going on; there is no room for that.”
While reacting to the call for Sowore’s release he said, “The advice of those citizens is not in the National interest; it is a selfish advice, we all know that the opposition has the right to criticise but the choice of word revolution is not good; there is no second definition of revolution.”
“You can criticise the government, yes but also offer a solution. Whatever the PDP Presidential candidate said, and those in support of the act is not in the National interest.”