The “Revolution Now” protests scheduled to commence on Monday August 5th have started ahead of time due to the “kidnap” by state security agents of protest initiator Yele Sowore.
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#video of Sowore in 1998 during his days at University leading protesting against injustice, corruption etc in the land, arresting him now shows government support injustice. #RevolutionNow— Just Event online (@Justeventonline) August 3, 2019
Movement is just to put government on its toes! President Buhari must act now #FreeSowore pic.twitter.com/X2Llg88DaW
Overthrowing a democratically elected government is a treasonable crime right? You are supporting the arrest of Yele Sowore because you assume that is what he is going to commit with his #RevolutionNow— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) August 3, 2019
So what should we do with Muhammadu Buhari @MBuhari who committed the crime?
All well-meaning Nigerians should stand with @YeleSowore and defend his constitutional right and freedom to protest any matter of Governance that worries him.— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) August 3, 2019
Mr Sowore’s convening of Citizens to protest Poor Governance – via #RevolutionNow– is Constitutionally guaranteed.
I’ve always been opposed to any form of repression and I strongly condemn the arrest of @YeleSowore because I believe in peaceful protests; and a dangerous man would not have waited to be arrested at home. Now they’ve unwittingly drawn attention to the #RevolutionNow protests…— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) August 3, 2019