Sowore Rearrest: Atiku Urges Stakeholders To Defend Democracy
Former vice president and 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has described the rearrest of the convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele by the Department of State Services (DSS) in the court as undemocratic.
Atiku said this on his Twitter handle on Friday and also charged concerned stakeholders to condemn actions of the DSS by taking side with the citizens.
“To keep Nigeria a democracy is the paramount duty of all concerned stakeholders. Please speak up against this tyranny and side with the Nigerian people.
“Without the rule of law, there can be no rule at all. Power in Nigeria still flows from the people, not from the barrel of a gun. I call on all men and women of goodwill not to keep quiet or sit on the fence at times like this.
“We cannot have a situation where our government is quick to obey foreign court orders and even quicker to disobey domestic court orders. This is symptomatic of a mindset that is servile to foreign powers and brutal to Nigerians.
“I further call for all law enforcement agencies in Nigeria to immediately respect not just the court order made by Justice Ojukwu, but the order of any court in Nigeria, on any detainee, be it Omoyele Sowore, Sambo Dasuki or Ibrahim Zakzaky, among others.”