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DSS arrest Sowore ahead of Monday protests

Operatives of the Department of State Services have arrested pro-democracy activist and the convener of #RevolutionNow Protests, Omoyele Sowore.

It was gathered that Sowore was picked up at his apartment in the early hours of Saturday.

Sowore posted a distress tweet at exactly 1:25 am with an eyewitness confirming that his phone was forcefully taken from him.

The tweet read, ” DSS invades Sowore’s”.

He also tweeted  ” Ja p”,  confirming his phone must have been seized while trying to raise the alarm about his arrest.

His arrest and detention are not unconnected to #RevolutionNow, a series of planned protests against bad governance in Nigeria  scheduled for August 5, 2019.

More to follow…


Why I insist APC will lose 2019 elections – Sowore

The presidential aspirant of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoleye Sowore, has said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has failed in all its promises and will lose in the 2019 general election.

Omoyele Sowore
Omoyele Sowore

Mr Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, disclosed this on Channels TV Politics today on Wednesday while responding to questions on his chances of winning the 2019 presidential election.

He claimed that the current administration has failed in areas of security and improving the living condition of the people.

Mr Sowore said the ruling party is relying on propaganda to win the 2019 election.

“The party (APC) is a disaster, their programmes have not been implemented, they came that they want to protect the country in the areas of security but the story, you know as it is unfolding in Benue today, the Fulani herdsmen, you just have more ‘openings’.

“This government is going down, there is no question about it, and they know they are going down. They have some kind of false confidence that they could get unto the public because they have impoverished the public that they think if they distribute N5,000 in the next general election, they will be able to convince people and win the election. This is not confidence, it is arrogance and it is going to lead to political suicide,” Mr Sowore said.

The aspirant also said he believes Nigeria has become the poverty capital of the world.

“Nigeria just recently became the poverty capital of the world, taking over from India, that happened during the Buhari regime. A lot of killing of the military and civilians are still going on.

“The APC people are very good at propaganda. That is why we call them ‘All Propaganda Congress’.They have been able to lie in three years, they can’t lie (to) themselves now. They want to lie to win the next election.”

“And now they are buying votes, where do they get the money to buy votes in Ekiti? That’s because they have engaged in the same kind of political corruption the PDP engaged in then.”

Mr Sowore said he is hopeful that his party will emerge successful in the 2019 presidential election.

Cover photo: A presidential aspirant and Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore. Photo: Premium Times