CDHR CONDEMNS THE DICTATORIAL ARREST OF OMOYELE SOWORE
The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights CDHR has condemned the unlawful arrest and detention of the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, ahead of the *REVOLUTION NOW* march scheduled to commence Monday 5th August, 2019.
It should be known that freedom of association and freedom of expression are fundamental human rights guaranteed globally and affirmed in the December 10,1948 universal declaration of human rights which are protected by the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (As amended).
We consider it necessary to condemn the unconstitutional and illegal act by the state agents.
Revolution of the people cannot be averted or aborted by the arrest of a messenger, rather the people’s enemies must be aware that the message is crystal clear to every Nigerian at every quarter and space of our nation. Its manifestations undoubtedly have come.
In a country where security of lives and property can no longer be guaranteed, a country where the cheapest commodity in stocks are human lives, a country that has automated condolences letter machines for families of identified victims of avoidable deaths.
Our one time country Nigeria is no doubt on a retrogressive gear, once acclaimed technically defeated insurgence “Boko Haram” are fast becoming stronger in their daily renewed attacks on our country and its gallant officers.
Armed bandits and kidnappers are spread across the country. The Muhammad Buhari led government has by major standards failed the Nigeria people and remain unfaithful to his supposed responsibilities of improving the welfare of the people, protection of lives and property of the citizens.
The Muhammad Buhari led government must know that the arrest of Omoyele Sowore has only reminded us of the days of the tyrannic rulers and invariably the return of dictatorship.
Statistically, the wanton avoidable lost of lives on daily basis in Nigeria is the worst since the return to democratic rule in 1999. The increasing rate of insecurity in Nigeria has restricted the citizen’s freedoms, deprived vast number of the masses freedom of movement, right to life and dignity of their human persons
In a similar vein, the recent killing of Reverend Father Paul Offu of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu and abduction of five pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, among others are highly condemned and enough as a call for actions by well meaning patriotic leaders and citizens of Nigeria globally.
The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights CDHR hereby demands the immediate release of OMOYELE SOWORE, also that ALL BRANCHES OF THE CDHR across the country are hereby directed to increase mobilization of cadres for the REVOLUTION NOW march commencing Monday 5th August, 2019
Dare to struggle, Dare to Win.
For: Committee for the Defence of Human Rights CDHR
Comr. Folarin Olayinka