A former Ambassador of Nigeria to Ukraine who also doubles a Northern elder, Ambassador Ibrahim Kasai has adviced the Nigerian government to continue holding Omoyele Sowore, the detained leader of the ‘Revolution Now’ movement in custody. He said Sowore should quickly be prosecuted for committing treason.
The alleged plan by Sowore was to destabilise the government of President Muhammadu Buhari because he was unsuccessful at the last Presidential election, Kasai claimed.
The Ambassador as well came for the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the recently concluded elections, Atiku Abubakar and other prominent Nigerians who had condemned Sowore’s arrest as he said that their actions were selfish as it was against National interest.
Kasai who revealed these and more while speaking with SUN NEWSPAPER was quoted as saying: “Well, by way of contributing to the national discourse, let me say that what is going on now in the country is not good for our national development; a crime is a crime.
“If somebody said he is leading a revolution, the word revolution alone connotes a change in government; look at our constitution, you cannot change government just like that, nobody has the right or power to just change the government; the only way you can change the government is through the ballot box, that is why the electoral system is there.
“More so, Sowore contested an election and lost to President Muhammadu Buhari and I don’t think he is doing this because he lost an election because for every crime, there is an intention; this is to say he had the intention and he acted; he has completed the act of a crime. When you conceive an idea and you practise it, that is an act.
“What the DSS has done is right, he should be charged for treason and that is all, crime is a crime. There is no need trying to douse tension that he was only trying to discredit what was going on; there is no room for that.”
On the call for Sowore’s release, Kasai said: “The advice of those citizens is not in the National interest; it is selfish advice, we all know that the opposition has the right to criticise but the choice of word revolution is not good; there is no second definition of revolution.
“You can criticise the government, yes but also offer a solution. Whatever the PDP Presidential candidate said, and those in support of the act is not in the National interest.”
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