Atiku Blasts Buhari For Arresting Ex-presidential Candidate, Omoyele Sowore
The arrest of Omoyele Sowore by men of the Department of State Services has been described as kidnapping.
A former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has described the Saturday morning arrest of Mr. Omoyele Sowore as “kidnapping in the guise of arrest.”
Omoyele, publisher of the online medium, Sahara Reporters, who was also the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 General Election, was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services at his home on Saturday.
Condemning President Muhammadu Buhari and his government, Atiku said the action stands condemned, noting that, “Freedom of speech is not only constitutionally guaranteed, it is the substructure of our democracy.”
Atiku, also a presidential candidate in the same election, stated his view via his verified Twitter handle @atiku on Saturday.
See the tweet:
Freedom of speech is not only constitutionally guaranteed, it is the substructure of our democracy. These kidnappings in the guise of arrests stands condemned. -AA— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) August 3, 2019