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Sowore's Supporters arrested by Police on "special order" for pasting Campaign Posters in Lagos.


Five supporters of Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress (ACC), Omoyele Sowore were arrested during the early hours of Sunday, 9th December by the Nigeria Police Force on "special order" in Lagos state.


After lengthy discussion with the police, it was discovered that they were arrested on direct orders from the Police Commissioner. 

According to Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi, Director, PR, Media and Communications and
Take it Back Movement/African Action Congress Party, the five supporters were arrested for pasting posters around Lagos.

"The five supporters arrested were not violating any laws. Pasting of posters and creating awareness for the only alternative to the rot that has decimated our nation is not and has never been a crime in Nigeria, and this recent act of injustice suffered by the Take It Back Movement, the AAC and the presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, is further proof that the APC party is not interested in a free, fair election or in doing what is best for Nigerians."

"Every step of the AAC party’s campaign has been dogged with impediments and outright blocks from the ruling party. From cancelled TV interviews to the withdrawal of rally permits in the northern part of Nigeria, the Buhari-led government has launched a vendetta campaign against the one party resolved in bettering the lives of Nigerians."

"There are no guesses as to why the APC has taken offence against the AAC. While unwilling to pay hardworking Nigerians N30,000 a month for work done as minimum wage, the African Action Congress promises a living wage of N100,000 per month. While the incumbent government looks the other way while Nigerians are killed in their droves by terrorists, the AAC promises prosecution and tougher security measures to guarantee the safety and protection of Nigerians."

"While the APC wakes from its slumber and cluelessness after 3 years of governance to offer Nigerians bread and N10,000 in exchange for their souls, the AAC not only promises to work from day one, but also shows exactly how it plans to execute these tasks and where the funding will come from."

"Certainly, it is clear that the APC have no intention of leading Nigeria with incorruption, integrity or probity but we will continue to fight because Nigerians deserve better than the dire hand they’ve been dealt," sh concluded.

Later on Sunday evening, it was confirmed by Sowore who immediately tweeted that the order was from Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgar.


Detention of #Sowore2019 supporters by @PoliceNG in LAGOS: Just spoke with the DPO of Area’F’ and he shocking revealed that the Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgar ordered that our supporters be kept in detention for pasting my posters. Mr. Edgar hasn’t been reachable since
- Omoyele Sowore

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