Sowore's #RevolutionNow Protests Will Still Hold Today

Organisers of the #RevolutionNow protests have affirmed that the anti-Federal Government planned protests will still hold on Monday (today).

After various meetings held in Abuja and Lagos, the organisers said they would continue with the protests, despite the arrest of the convener of the #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore.

The ‘RevolutionNow’ organisers said this just as a pro-Buhari group, #IStandWithBuhari, said it would also embark on a nationwide counter-rally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday (today). This, observers noted, could lead to a clash between the two groups.

But at 1am on Saturday, operatives of the Department of State Services invaded Sowore’s house in Lagos and arrested him.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, said Sowore was arrested for planning a revolution to destabilise the government of Buhari and was liable to be charged with treasonable felony.

One of the organisers of the protests and popular musician, Eedris Abdulkareem, said the ‘RevolutionNow’ demonstration would hold on Monday despite arrest of Sowore, who is also the publisher of an online news outlet, Sahara Reporters.

The ‘Jagajaga’ crooner, while responding to an inquiry said, “Yes, we are still on course. By 6am on Monday, the information will be communicated to you.”

When asked if the protests would take place nationwide, Eedris said, “Yes, it will hold nationwide on Monday.”


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