Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education and co-convener of the #BringBackOurGirls movement, has slammed the Nigerian government for arresting Omoyele Sowore.

Sowore has been championing a protest against bad governance of Nigeria with the #RevolutionNow movement.

In the early hours of Saturday, men of the Department of State Services stormed Sowore’s apartment and whisked him away to an unknown destination.

Ezekwesili, in a series of posts, called for Sowore’s release.

Tweeting on social media with her personal handle @ObyEzeks, she stated that Sowore’s arrest was a move to repress human rights in the country, adding that the Nigerian government is completely out of touch with the reality.

Her tweets read, “All well-meaning Nigerians should stand with  @YeleSowore and defend his constitutional right and freedom to protest any matter of governance that worries him.  Mr Sowore’s convening of citizens to protest poor governance – via #RevolutionNow- is constitutionally  guaranteed.

“If our @NGRPresident @MBuhari & FG @AsoRock  are not completely out of touch with the reality of distress of majority of citizens of this country, they would handle @YeleSowore‘s right to convene #RevolutionNow wisely.  Many of us his fellow #OfficeOfTheCitizen stand with him.

“I therefore join the voices of all well-meaning Nigerians to ask  @AsoRock @NGRPresident @MBuhari to:#FreeSoworeNow! #FreeSoworeNow!! #FreeSoworeNow!!! #FreeSoworeNow!!!! #DefendCitizenSoworesRight to speech and protest captioned #RevolutionNow!

“Hmmmm. @AsoRock ought to know that they  cannot sustain this unconstitutional habit of repression against #citizensrights. All these persistent acts of @NGRPresident  to shrink the public  space with rabid level of intolerance for dissension will surely fail. #FreeSoworeNow! Release Omoyele Sowore from custody.”

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