Nigerian Celebrities Slams Federal Government Over Charges Against Sowore

The Charges filed against the convener of the #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore has set several celebrities against the federal government of Nigeria.

Mr. Sowore, who was also the presidential candidate of African Action Congress (AAC), is charged alongside Olawale Bakare, also known as Mandate, in a seven-count charge filed by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation.

Speaking against the charges Singer, Adekunle Gold Tweeted,

‘I really don’t want to believe those fictional charges against Sowore. Treasonable what? A fucking Joke’.

While Don Jazzy said,

‘this dangerous precedent of stifling opposition voices and dissenting opinions has survived enough. Let’s not pretend our nascent democracy isn’t being sabotaged when citizens shudder at the thought of people they elected into power. I plead for Sowore’.

Omojuwa also tweeted,

‘If citizens are now being charged for insulting the president, what’s left of Nigeria’s democracy? Free Sowore already. This is beyond embarrassing. I don’t even remember any previous Nigerian dictator who charged any citizen for insulting him. Not even Buhari as a military ruler’.

This dangerous precedent of stifling opposition voices and dissenting opinions has survived enough. Let’s not pretend our nascent democracy isn’t being sabotaged when citizens shudder at the thought of people they elected into power. I plead for Sowore  

History is replete with the pattern of how despots always find a pretext for their tyranny. The FG charges against @YeleSowore are disgraceful, abhorrent, unconscionable and mock every fiber of our humanity and democracy. Release all political prisoners & serve the people! 

If citizens are now being charged for insulting the president, what’s left of Nigeria’s democracy? Free Sowore already. This is beyond embarrassing. I don’t even remember any previous Nigerian dictator who charged any citizen for insulting him. Not even Buhari as a military ruler