- While many are jubilating over the release of Omoyele Sowore and Sambo Dasuki, the PDP is not too excited about the development
- Spokesman of the party, Kola Ologbodiyan, said there was nothing to be excited about the FG's directive to release these people
- Sowore and Dasuki were released on Tuesday, December 24, following a directive from the federal government
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the release of former national security adviser Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd) and convener of the Revolution Now protest, Omoyele Sowore, will not change anything.
Nigerian Tribune reports that national publicity secretary of the main opposition party, Kola Ologbodiyan, said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has shown the world that it is only interested in doing things its own way.
According to him, there is nothing to be excited about the release of Sowore and Dasuki as this would not change the government's attitude towards the rule of law.
The PDP spokesman said: “What is exciting about the directive to release these people? Has this changed their penchant for disobedience of court orders and the rule of law? This government has shown to the world that it is only interested in doing things its own ways regardless of the place of law and democratic order.
“They felt the heat of national and international pressure; so, there was nothing more for them to do than to order their immediate release. Nigerians are not fooled by this and the government knows it.”
Legit.ng had reported that the DSS finally set Dasuki and Sowore free on Tuesday following the order from the attorney-general of the federation and justice minister, Abubakar Malami, that they should be released.
According to Malami, the decision to release them was in compliance with the bail granted them by the court.
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