Read all reactions to charges against Omoyele Sowore by DSS
Don Jazzy ” This is beyond embarrassing. I don’t even remember any previous Nigerian dictator who charged any citizen for insulting him”
Sadly Nigerians woke up to the news that the Federal Government has slammed a fresh seven-count charge against detained political activist and convener of the RevolutionNow Protest, Omoyele Sowore, accusing him of treason, money laundering and cyberstalking President Buhari.
While reacting to the new development, singer, Adekunle Gold Tweeted, ‘I really don’t want to believe those fictional charges against Sowore. Treasonable what? A fucking Joke’.
Kingkong producer 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’.
See more reactions below….
We have a provision in Nigeria’s legal system that enables the government to charge a Citizen for ‘insulting @NGRPresident‘? Can lawyers clarify, please? When was this law promulgated? Can it be expunged? how come no one noticed it’s existence?… https://t.co/zVzzsPwju8— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) September 20, 2019
Sowore was one of the powers that brought Buhari in 2015. He used his Sahara reporters to insult former president Goodluck Jonathan. He published false and malicious contents against Jonathan. He called Jonathan so many names.— PROF. PRINCE CHISCO[MASSIVE] (@iam_Chisco1) September 21, 2019