By David Olalekan.
The detained National Chairman and Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, has reacted to the #RevolutionNow protest which took place in parts of the country yesterday.
The popular activist, who was visited yesterday at the DSS facility by members of a civil society group known as “Take It Back Movement” expressed delight over the mass action which held in defiance to the Federal Government’s restriction.
He said, “I would like to assure everyone that I am being treated well and in very good health.
“I am pleased that the peaceful #RevolutionNow protests went ahead.
“However, knowledge of the sheer number of innocent Nigerians being arrested for exercising their civil rights bothers me.
“I join others in demanding for the immediate and unconditional release of all those arrested by the police on Monday.”
In a statement released by the spokesperson of the Take it Back Movement, Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi, it was revealed that Sowore, since his arrest on Saturday, refused eating meals given to him by the DSS.
The statement read in part: “At 6pm today, 5th August, 2019, members of the Take it Back Movement were allowed to visit with our convener, Omoyele Sowore, for the first time since his armed abduction in the early hours last Saturday, August 3.
“We met him in high spirits, unmoved by the events of the last few days.
“The officers allowed us to present him with food as Sowore had refused all meals since his capture.
“We are also happy to confirm that Take it Back members will be allowed to bring him food daily as per his wishes.”