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#RevolutionNow: Sowore expresses delight, assures of safety

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From Richard Adejare

The convener of RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore, has expressed delight that the planned protest of the #RevolutionNow took place despite his incarceration.

This is the first time the Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the 2019 presidential election would be speaking since his arrest in a Lagos hotel by operatives of the Department of State Services on Saturday morning.

He stated this Monday evening when members of the Take It Back Movement visited him in the DSS facility he is being held.

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Sowore, who had refused to eat meals given to him all along by the secret police, thanked Nigerians and the international community for their support, assuring everyone that he was in good health and has so far been treated fairly in detention.

Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi, Director, Media and Communication of the movement, who gave a detailed account of the meeting in a statement on Monday evening said, “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.

“The freedom fighter was quick to ask about the movement and supporters as he is aware that there will be a lot of worry about his wellbeing

“Indeed, the silver lining in today’s unrest lies in the knowledge that truly, you cannot stop an idea whose time has come.

“The Take it Back Movement will continue to agitate for his release as well as that of comrades whose voices this oppressive regime has tried to silence.

“This visit was a small win; but we will not rest until we are free and free indeed.”

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