The Oyo state chapter of the African Action Congress, AAC, has called on the Tinubu-led government of Nigeria to end the political persecution of the leader and former candidate of the party in the 2023 general elections, Omoyele Sowore, noting that the frivolous charges are nothing but political persecution.
The party in a statement by the chairman, Kayode Babayomi, on Tuesday, said the state has turned the case into a joke running from one prosecutor to another, wasting state funds to chase shadows.
The statement read: “You will recall that back in August 2019, Sowore was arrested by the SSS in a Gestapo manner in Lagos and detained for 5 months, restricted to Abuja for 3 years, and restricted to Nigeria till date because he called for a “RevolutionNow” protest, his arrest did not stop the protest as it happened in over 25 states in Nigeria and in major cities around the world.
“The protest was also declared constitutional by the Lagos High Court in 2020 with 1 million naira damages awarded against the Federal government.
“It is however unfortunate that the Federal government has turned the case into a joke running from one prosecutor to another, wasting state funds to chase shadows.
“The question on the lips of Nigerians today is that “are we not due for a revolution? We saw how “Revolution now” started trending 24 hours after the presidential election Nigerian, symbolising the fact that the transfer of government from Buhari to TINUBU is just an exchange of Barton of destruction to Nigerians .
“Similarly, The Attorney General of the federation, Lateef Fagbemi is currently following the tyrannical steps of his predecessor, Abubakar Mallami.
“We are warning them all to stop this shenanigan, enough is enough, this sham trial must stop and SOWORE must be free …#FreeSowore #EndTheShamTrial.”