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Buhari Group Knocks Soyinka, Falana, Others Over Comments On Sowore’s Arrest

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has asked
Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, Femi
Falana (SAN) and other Nigerians who
condemned the arrest of leader of
‘RevolutionNow’, Omoyele Sowore to retrace their
steps. In a statement on Monday by its chairman,
Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, the
BMO specifically flayed Soyinka, Falana and some
civil society organisations for allegedly
encouraging what it said was capable of igniting
a large scale violence in the country.
The BMO said highly placed and influential
Nigerians should always exercise restraint and
decorum while reacting to public issues so as not
to escalate existing tension in the polity.
“We note with satisfaction that the Federal
Government has taken the appropriate steps
towards stopping these misguided elements from
instigating a violent overthrow of a
constitutionally-elected government. “There is a
constitutional means of changing government in
Nigeria, and as a country that recently held
democratic elections at both the state and federal
levels, therefore there’s no basis for any group of
people to seek other means of changing a sitting
and legally-constituted government.
“Perhaps we need to remind Professor Soyinka
and his co-travellers that the security agencies
do not usually go out of their way to arrest
people except in situations where there are
glaring evidence that such people, through their
actions or utterances, pose inherent risk to the
unity and corporate existence of the country.
“In the case of Sowore’s arrest, there is the need
to remind Soyinka, Falana and others that the
Directorate of State Services (DSS) had
established a link between Sowore and some
foreigners, as well as some Nigerians, who are
bent on causing disaffection in Nigeria with an
intent to benefit from the conflagration that may
arise therefrom. “We consider it hypocritical on
the part of the critics for being blind to the
potential danger that the activities of Sowore and
company posed to the country with their
misguided attempt to cause havoc in the
country,” the BMO said.

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