Sowore: Return to Trenches to Battle Emerging Dictatorship in Nigeria, Falana Urges Activists
- Falana calls on human right activists and groups to reenact their activism that led to the ouster of the military government.
- No dictator can defeat the Nigerian people because a people united can never be defeated
Human right lawyer, Femi Falana has expressed concern that one of the bail conditions imposed on the detained Convener of #RevlotionNow Protest, Omoyele Sowore, by the court is the type that would confine him to a specific part of the country even after meeting other conditions.
Speaking in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, during the 2019 annual general conference of the Committee for Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), pointed earlier to the fact that even if the publisher of the Sahara reporters meet all the bail conditions, he will still be restricted to Abuja where is not his base.
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Speaking further, he said the last time such a restrictive condition was levied on someone, happened during the colonial era. The human right lawyer cited activist trade unionist, late Pa Imodu whose movement was restricted to Auchi, Edo State, for three years by court order before he was eventually allowed to relocate to Lagos as an example.
Falana who was the chief host of the conference themed: “Appraising Human Rights and Security for the Survival for Democracy in Nigeria,” called on activists and human rights groups in the country to wake up, unite and return to the trenches to battle an emerging dictatorship in the country.
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While urging them to reenact the same activism that saw the exit of the military regime from power in the country, the legal luminary expressed the confidence that “no dictator can defeat the Nigerian people because a people united can never be defeated.”
“I believe you are all aware of Omoyele Sowore, for those of you who are not lawyers, you may not understand the bail condition imposed on Sowore.
“CDHR needs to get all other human right groups together, unite and do what we use to do during the military regime because no dictator can defeat the Nigerian people because a people united can never be defeated,” he stated.