- The All Progressives Congress (APC) has criticised Atiku Abubakar over his comment on the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore
- It said that though pictures and videos have clarified what really happened at the court where the arrest took place, Atiku is yet to apologise for misinforming the public
- APC also said that the PDP's presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections is desperate in painting the present government bad
The All Progessives Congress (APC) has spoken on the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore, the convener of #RevolutiionNow and the comment Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s candidate made on it.
In a statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Lanre issa-Onilu, the party said it refuse to be drawn into an argument on the powers of the Department of State Services (DSS) to make the arrest.
It said though presidency has clarified how the DSS can act independent of the president to make arrests, it is the court’s responsibility to say whether he disregarded bail conditions or not.
APC said the Atiku’s statement about the DSS attacking the presiding judge of the court is untrue as videos and pictures showed what really happened.
The party therefore said that if the intervention of the PDP’s presidential candidate was a truthful one, then on realizing he was wrong, he should have apologised to Nigerians for misinforming them.
It said, rather, Atiku has hung on his misinformation in the bid to portray APC-led government in a bad light.
The party called on Nigerians to assess Sowore’s case with an objective mind and avoid colouring their take with sentiments.
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APC said that Sowore scored a meagre vote of 33,953 against President Muhammadu Buhari’s 15 million votes, only to later start a revolution that threatens the nation’s democracy.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a renowned lawyer, Richard Akinola, and a group have told Femi Falana, a senior advocate that Nigeria's vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, cannot be held responsible for how the DSS stormed a court and re-arrested Sowore.
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