The Peoples Democratic Party, Osun State chapter has cautioned Nigerians not to treat Omoyele Sowore’s predicament as his personal problem, rather, it should be seen as an affront our Nigerians’ collective freedom.
The State Chairman of the party, Hon. Olasoji Adagunodo who made this statement yesterday and made available to newsmen said he was saddened that quite a sizeable number of Nigerians have seen the condemnable act of the Directorate of State Services in a crude arrest of Sowore as a sole responsibility of the opposition party and Sowore’s immediate family.
The statement added that “either should it be left alone for the opposition party and Human Rights activists to fight, it should be a fight by all Nigerians if we don’t want the growing tyranny of the present administration to consume all of us.”
Adagunodo said “we must all rise up and fight for our freedom, not just Omoyele Sowore’s freedom.”
He stressed further that “it is disheartening that many people believe that Omoyele Sowore, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and the popular Human Rights organisations are the only ones that should be condemning the judicial impunity being visited on our dear country.
The Osun PDP noted with dismay how many Nigerians were abusing Sowore on social media with reference to Sowore’s activities against President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP in 2015.
The statement reads “we must not look at the situation of 2015 with vengeance, it is our belief as a political party that whatever Omoyele Sowore did in 2015 was a mere coincidence as God Almighty has destined President Muhammadu Buhari to become the next Nigerian President after the former President Jonathan, it all happened the way it did just for all us to learn a lesson that our entire existence itself is but for a while and we must remember that God decides who gets their not minding how, when and through what means.
“If we refuse to speak out and get Sowore out of the dungeon now, thousands of our people who are suffering under the APC repressive regime will be silenced with much more dastardly acts than the one visited on Impulse Sowore.”
“If anybody is to be annoyed, angry and seek revenge against Sowore and the destructive APC propaganda mercenaries in Nigeria of today, it should be former President Goodluck Jonathan because he was the most insulted, maligned, abused and ridiculed president on the planet earth, rather than taking vengeance stance, he took solace in God and even openly condemned any step that will shed anybody’s blood because of his own ambition. We should emulate him and join forces and speak up to fight tyranny and monsters in the land.
Adagunodo who admonished all Nigerians to speak with unison charged the youths, the market women, the artisans, academics, the judiciary and all strata of the society to rise up now and fight for their freedom, said “the whole world is appalled that Nigerians have been too silent over DSS’s invation of the court room as shown on viral videos showing the arrest of Omoyele Sowore with unprecedented level of crudity ever witnessed in recent history.’
“Don’t allow the man inside you to die as the popular playwright Prof Wole Soyinka said “THE MAN DIE, IN HIM WHO KEEPS SILENT IN THE FACE OF TYRANNY.” “Wake up Nigerians.” the statement concluded.