The leader of a group known as Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju, on Wednesday, denounced reports that Omoyele Sowore’s RevolutionNow protest was being supported by some foreign interests.
Deji Adyanju while speaking with the media charged the people behind the claim to publicly proof that the RevolutionNow protest is being sponsored.
He said this in response to a meeting between Sowore and the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, in the United States.
“Sowore is in high spirit and he’s even mocking them, DSS, because they don’t know what they are doing. From the request they were asking the court to grant them, you can see they have nothing. How can you arrest somebody without any concrete evidence?
“Nigerians have the constitutional rights to protest so any attempt to stop that in itself is illegality and an unconstitutional act.
Just like Falana said yesterday, nobody can accuse Sowore of trying to commit a felony because he did not call anybody to arms. Did you see him calling anybody to battle the government or for the breakup of Nigeria? the answer is no. So, the ingredient of establishing treasonable felony can not be established.
“We just have a government that hates to tolerate opposing views but that doesn’t mean people should be cowed, afraid and not make demands for their rights. From those coordinating the RevolutionNow movement, they said the protest will continue and we believe that Nigerians have the right to protest.”