Minority caucus of the House of Representatives has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to release Omoyele Sowere, detained 2019 presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore.
The caucus advised Buhari to give more attention to the economic and security challenges facing the country
In a Sallah message on Sunday, Minority Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, called on Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, forgiveness, and sacrifice.
It read: “The House Minority Caucus felicitates with the Muslim faithful at Eid-el-Kabir. We also call on our Muslim brothers and sisters to use the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir to pray for the peace and wellbeing of our nation.
“There is the need to reflect on and imbibe the exemplary legacies of the Prophet Mohammed, especially his life of love, forgiveness, and sacrifice. “In the same vein, we urge President Muhammadu Buhari to order the release of the activist, Mr. Omoyele Sowere, in the spirit of Eid-el-Kabir and in deference to democracy.
“Nigeria is currently besieged by enormous economic and security challenges and we expect the Federal Government to direct its attention, energies, and state resources at surmounting them.
“And in doing so, we expect the government to rally Nigerians across political, religious, and ethnic divides to work as one people to salvage the nation”.
Meanwhile, the Coalition For Revolution (CORE) and its allies, have vowed to resumed protests demanding revolution in Nigeria.
Co-convener of the group, Mr. Olaseni Ajai, disclosed that Monday August 19, 2019 has been fixed for the continuation of the protest tagged #RevolutionNow.