The Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) is of the opinion that the President Muhammadu Buharid-led government is playing politics with the continued detention of the co-convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore.
OPC in a strongly worded statement issued on Tuesday, lambasted government over Sowore’s prolonged detention, claiming it was deliberate and warned the current administration to stop ridiculing Africa’s biggest nation.
The group in the statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Yinka Oguntimehin, said if the federal government continued this way, then Nigeria was heading towards becoming a lawless nation, which portends danger.
The statement by OPC reads; “It is obvious that the federal government is playing politics with Sowore’s detention. Where on earth does a democratically elected president flout the law and refuse court orders? This administration is treating the judiciary with contempt and it is sad.
“With democracy under President Muhammadu Buhari, the numbers of federal government detainees are growing by the day. Before the new judgment, there had been an existing court order for his release but the FG didn’t blink. The situation is affecting the image of the country.
“We cannot continue to fold our arms and behave as if nothing is wrong. If the federal government continue this way, that means we are heading towards becoming a lawless nation and that portends a grave danger.
“This administration is using the institution and the paraphernalia of office of the presidency to suppress human rights and cow oppositions. The world is watching as we continually abuse other people’s rights at will,” the statement added.
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