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Sowore: Buhari accused of acting like Abacha

The Association of Human Rights Writers of Nigeria, HURIWA, has condemned the arrest of Omoyele Sowore by the Department of State Services (DSS) before the protest of Monday’s revolution.

In a statement by his national coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the director of domestic media affairs, Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA said:

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“This recalls the dictatorial style if the diabolical military dictatorship of General Sani Abacha is not entirely in line with the principle and practice of constitutional democracy. ”

Sowore, the editor of Sahara Reporters and founder of the African Action Congress (AAC), was arrested by DSS agents on Saturday.

HURIWA regretted that the Buhari administration has embarked on the deliberate suffocation of civilians. He also accused the DSS of illegally disturbing phones of leading civil rights leaders, including HURIWA leaders.

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 According to HURIWA: “It is an undeniable fact that the civic space is the basis and foundation of any open and democratic government that is guaranteed by chapter four of the 1999 Nigerian constitution (as amended); All other global human rights conventions and laws also support the fundamental freedoms set forth in section 4 of the structure.

“Let us remind President Buhari that his attacks on these fundamental freedoms constitute severe threats to democracy because when the civic space is open, citizens and civil society platforms can organize, participate and communicate without obstacles or impediments that threats open to life and life the freedoms of practitioners have now become.

“This can only be the case if the government is forced to fulfill its obligations to citizens. Freedom of association; The peaceful assembly and expression are undoubtedly the strategic elements of open civic space.

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The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari systematically attacks these critical elements and, unfortunately, the free world observes how constitutional democracy is about to collapse in Nigeria.

“Does anyone in this government benefit from these murders of all kinds of murderers and armed independent bandits so much that the government fears street protests to condemn these murders?”