Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has showered praise on pro-democracy activist, Omoyele Sowore, for leading the call for Nigerians to march against the ineptitude of the government in power at the federal level.
Sowore was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services in the early hours of Saturday in a Lagos hotel.
But despite his arrest and detention, protests went on across major cities of the country on Monday even with the heavy presence of policemen and military personnel.
In a statement on Wednesday, Kanu described Buhari’s administration as a government “full of unbridled self-hate, stupendous ignorance, hypocrisy oozing from every pore in their decrepit body and filled with unimaginable wickedness.”
Kanu, according to a report by Daily Post, further said, “This same set of people now in Aso Rock and their media friends that came out on the street to march, protest and call for #Revolution against President Jonathan in 2014, are today the same bunch of despicable reprobates against any form of lawful dissent, protest or revolution against their regime.
“This is not only laughable but an affront to decency, justice and fair play. Apparently, the occupants of Aso Rock is telling the world they can call for a revolution and street protest against a sitting President i.e. Jonathan but nobody is allowed to protest against them.
“Buhari did the same thing in 2014 by openly calling for a revolution and organising nationwide street protests with the likes of Bola Ahmed Tinubu participating in that march against the democratically elected government of Goodluck Jonathan.
“#RevolutionNowis a laudable initiative and must be commended by all lovers of freedom.
“What Sowore did in calling for a revolution in Nigeria is the highest form of bravery. Protests should continue and if need be, intensified especially in Yorubaland he is set free.”
SaharaReporters, New York