Aug 042019
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According to a Twitter post tweeted by NPA (Nigeria Police force) they have made it clear to the public that it is a treasonable felony to join a plan revolution march against the government government.
They also urge parents, guardians to warn their children and wards never to be use by any group to cause breach of law in the country.
See the image below for further understanding.

The arrest of this man have got the media talking, every body have started sharing post, twitting on Twitter and so on. Below are some reactions from Nigerians

On Sowore’s Arrest  by Korede Abdullah

Various reactions have continued to trail the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, while some have hailed it as a step in the right direction, others have condemned the act of the DSS as an infraction on his fundamental human right.

For the purpose of education, we should never make the mistake of mixing a protest with a revolution. Participating in a protest falls within the purview of a constitutionally guranteed right of which no one can deprive any citizen. But announcing a revolution against a democratic government in advance amounts to planning an insurrection to which no responsible government will fold its arm.

A revolution is an attempt by a large group of people to change the political system of their country by force in favour of a new system which is usually accompanied by violence.

A protest on the other hand, is a public demonstration or organized effort to show disapproval about something, especially a governmental policy or practice. The aim of a protest is not to change a government but merely to show grievances to the government of the day.

In all honesty, should government allow Sowore and his gangs of psydo-revolutionaries to create chaos as slated down? If you are a head of government, will you allow those who have declared in advance to stage a revolution against your government? I think the Sahara Reporters owner has gotten it wrong!

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Another reaction from Joe igbokwe

WHAT WENT WRONG SOWORE?

I and Mr Peter Claver have been friends since the late 80s. Peter Claver and Omoyele Sowore  were in the Student Union Exco of the University of Lagos in the days of the annulment of June 12 1993 Presidential Elections won by Chief Moshood Abiola, GCFR. We all fought for June 12 and through Mr Peter  Claver I met Sowore and we all became friends till date. When Sowore founded the once famous Sahara Reporters we became contributors of articles to enrich and to promote the Tabloid and this we did very well and today we are grateful to SOWORE for giving us the platform to express ourselves.

When President Buhari who made attempts to rule Nigeria in 2003, 2007 , 2011 and failed came again in 2015 Sowore rolled out Sahara Reporters to support him. We all rallied round him with millions of other Nigerians and PMB  won . Suddenly in the middle of his first term Soworo and Sahara Reporters started withdrawing their support for PMB especially when the President was  sick.  I followed Sahara Reporters reports on the President’s health and noticed that the Tabloid was working in tandem with the opposition and haters of the President to make mockery of the sick President. It pained to the marrows but I endured it . After all this is democracy. But the attacks continued unabated and uncontrollable. I followed all this like a student of history with pains and sorrows.

In 2018 Sowore joined the presidential race to unseat President Buhari and the veil was eventually removed. I followed the campaigns even though some of us felt that as his friends he would have reached us, at least for advice. This move eroded the glory, respect and support enjoyed by Sowore and his Publishing house and things have never been the same again. Sowore scored less than 40,000 votes and the rest  is now history.

Today we have seen Sowore wining and dining with our own Nnamdi Kanu who called Nigeria a zoo and  has been fighting to divide Nigeria by tearing Igboland away from Nigeria. He now wants a revolution to bring President BUHARI down by all means. This is unacceptable and I will never never support this nonsense. I do not know what Sowore is seeing that I cannot see. I do not know why SOWORE fought so hard to enthrone President Buhari only to turn around to begin to lay mines on the way. What went wrong? Do we think that rebuilding a country plundered for many decades will be done overnight? Can’t we see that the corrupt entities are fighting hard to get back to power? Are we not handing weapons to the enemies to get back to power? Is it that  Sowore cannot see that Corruption is fighting back across Nigeria  using herdsmen as a shield? Can’t Sowore see the big picture? Can’t Sowore see that human rights community who are supposed to stand behind PMB to deal a deadly blow to corruption in Nigeria are giving up? When Gold rust what will iron do? A school of thought once told me that he freed a thousand slaves and he would have freed more if only they knew they were slaves.

As for me I have chosen to remain and stand behind PMB come what may. I do not give up easily. Iam seeing what I wanted to see from PMB’s Government. At my age I know genuine people when I see one and PMB is one of them. I remain as constant as Northern Stars in my support for PMB and APC in the efforts to rebuild and rework Nigeria. I am doing this because  I am convinced that evil triumph in every society when good men do nothing. I am convinced that PMB knows where he is taking Nigeria to. Nigerians have fed on corruption for years that we need to go extra miles to dislodge and dismantle corruption.

I am therefore saying that Sowore’s call for a revolution is a fluke and a misnomer because a revolution is not announced. It comes naturally. President Buhari’s government is the revolution we have been waiting for even though some people cannot see or feel it. PMB does not need attacks but encouragement. He does not deserve heckling but support. He does not need abuse but prayer because Nigeria is not yet where it should be. With your efforts we will get there.

Let me appreciate those that have been standing with President Buhari since 2002 to 2019 even on empty stomachs and even with all the abuses and name calling. They know themselves and they are not ready to give up even at gun point. They are men and women of honour and of great courage who are ready to suffer today for a better tomorrow. There is what is called principle of Delayed  Gratification which suggest that every hard work will be rewarded in the fullness of time. The rewards will come by the Grace of God.

Joe Igbokwe
Lagos.

While his driver had narrated how he was arrested by DSS

HOW SOWORE WAS ARRESTED —  DRIVER NARRATES ENCOUNTER WITH DSS

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The driver of Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow, has narrated how operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested the activist.

Sowore had posted a tweet on his arrest at 1:25am on Saturday.

In a social media post, the driver, who refused to disclose his identity, said Sowore was picked up in a “gestapo manner”.

“At around past 1am, the armed men knocked on the door. I noticed immediately that these knocks were strange. And didn’t open. I looked and I saw men armed to the teeth,” he wrote.

“They started forcing their way in like armed robbers. But I knew they were DSS men, knowing fully well the attention RevolutionNow has garnered. Sowore wanted to open at first but I immediately told him who they are. He retreated and like magic, he was not in the room when they forced their way in- 8 of them.

“That was when he managed to tweet. By this time, I had been beaten and handcuffed. Phones were snatched from me. An order to block all exits came from the leader when Sowore was not found inside. He was later arrested at the gym in a gestapo manner and dragged after a bit altercation.”

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Narrating how he rushed to pick Sowore’s car when the cuffs were off his hands, the driver said the security operatives later threatened to shoot him for trying to prevent Sowore’s arrest.

“I quickly seized that opportunity to drive his car (I drive him) to block their SIENNA and Hilux they came in. They hit the Lexus Jeep like kidnappers would do to make way for themselves,” he wrote.

I followed them immediately till we got to CMD road around Ketu when one of them came down from the SIENNA and corked his gun, threatening to shoot me. I had to escape at that point.”

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Sowore, a presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), had tweeted hours to his arrest that; “All that is needed for a #Revolution is for the oppressed to choose a date they desire for liberty, not subjected to the approval of the oppressor.”

Peter Afunanya, spokesman of the DSS, did not immediately respond to message seeking updates on the arrest.
-The Cable

Me: Our security apparatus appear only to become efficient and agile when facing unarmed opposition.

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