Veteran journalist, Dele Momodu, has condemned the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for the continued detention of pro-democracy campaigner and convener of RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore.
In a post on Twitter on Saturday, Momodu said that Buhari’s government was massaging terrorists while Sowore, who carried no weapon, had been held in detention for over a month.
He said, “My heart prays for Omoyele Sowore as I find it painful that a man who carried no weapon is in detention while those who terrorise others are being massaged like new born babies.
“Please join me in pleading with the Federal Government to dialogue with Sowore like the others.”
Sowore was arrested on August 3, 2019 by operatives of the Department of State Services in Lagos for calling on Nigerians to pour out to the streets and express their frustration at the poor state of leadership in the country.
Despite growing calls for his release, Buhari’s regime has continued to hold on to him, breaching his fundamental human rights in the process.