- The All Progressives Congress (APC) accuses Atiku Abubakar of being behind the RevolutionNow protest
- APC alleges that after failing to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in the election, Atiku instigated Omoyele Sowore to go ahead with the protest
- Mallam Lanre Isa-Onilu calls Atiku a disgruntled presidential candidate
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, of being behind the recent RevolutionNow protest headed by Omoyele Sowore, a rights activist.
Mallam Lanre Isa-Onilu, national publicity secretary of the APC, said in a statement that Atiku remains the patron and cheerleader of the unpatriotic elements who would rather bring the country down for being rejected at the polls.
According to the APC, the detention of Sowore is legitimate since it was granted by the court.
“The All Progressives Congress (APC) calls on Nigerians to reject the toxic messages and criminal antics of some individuals and partisans who have embarked on a campaign of calumny against the government and are calling for a forceful takeover of government. They are cowards and enemies of Nigeria.
“The recent arrest of Mr Omoyele Sowore by the Department of State Services (DSS) must be seen for what it is - a legal and timely action by our security services to protect our democracy and protect the country and its citizens against any action that threatens our collective peace and safety,” the statement said.
It added that some desperate individuals, sore losers, and their sympathisers were acting in vain trying to pull wool over the eyes of Nigerians.
“Of course, the disgruntled presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is expectedly the patron and cheerleader of the unpatriotic elements who would rather bring our country down for being rejected at the polls.
“The desperate attempt to politicise a legitimate action by the security agencies and futile effort to spread falsehood to create chaos in the country is clearly irresponsible actions,” the statement claimed.
The party noted that Sowore and those who pushed him failed during the election and then decided to take the illegitimate route.
“From elections to governance and general conduct, President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has demonstrated its adherence and defence of the rule of law over politics and sundry interests.
“Again, on the safety of Nigerians, the current government has been decisive in addressing any action that threatens the country’s unity, peace and our democracy. Sowore’s arrest is another testament to our unshaken resolve in this regard,” the APC said.
Legit.ng earlier reported how renowned human rights activist, Femi Falana, condemned the harassment of protesters of the #RevolutionNow rally across Nigeria by security operatives.
Falana also condemned the arrest of the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, who is the organiser of the #RevolutionNow protest.
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