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Sowore: Buhari breaks silence on revolution protest, sends message to sponsors

President Muhammadu Buhari urged the sponsors of the Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria, which planned a “Revolution Now” protest on Monday, to identify and lead the campaign or lose the right to be called leaders.

This occurs after Omoyele Sowore, the #RevolutionNow Protests convener, was picked up at his apartment in the early hours of Saturday.

Reacting, Buhari in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by Garba Shehu, Chief Special Assistant to the President (Media and Advertising), called on all those who seek to use and hide behind ordinary citizens to reach power through anti-democratic and violent means , which has been alluded to, to leave clearly and be identified.

He said they should lead their march in person, and stressed that only then will they begin to have the right to call themselves leaders before the people of Nigeria.

The statement says: “the President and his administration respect and defend the right of all Nigerians to protest peacefully and to campaign civilly, whether to raise awareness about the problems and even oppose the government, noting that it is the inalienable right of all citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to do so.

“However, there is a difference between the peaceful call to protest and incitement to a revolution.
“The organization that defends this planned action does not face any serious public face.

We call on sponsors and organizers to have the decency to present themselves and make their identity known, out of respect for all Nigerians, so that Nigerians can be fully aware in the name of who is proposing this “revolution” and who can Be the beneficiaries. .

international electoral observation groups and observers. The result was even disputed by the losing presidential candidate and his party in court.

“The urn is the only constitutional means to change the government and a president in Nigeria. The days of blows and revolutions are over.