Alh. Atiku Abubakar has come out to condemn the attack on Mr. Sowore and his rearrest while court proceeding was going on.
The former vice president and presidential aspirant wrote “To keep Nigeria a democracy is the paramount duty of all concerned stakeholders. Please speak up against this tyranny and side with the Nigerian people.”
This among other tweets he posted on his twitter page.
Mr. Sowore who was released barely 24 hours ago after a court order was rearrested earlier today in court.
The DSS according to report, chased out the presiding judge and then proceeded to arrest Mr. Sowore despite resistance from his lawyers and family members.
H.E Atiku went further to state that “Without the rule of law, there can be no rule at all. Power in Nigeria still flows from the people, not from the barrel of a gun. I call on all men and women of goodwill not to keep quiet or sit on the fence at times like this.”
“We cannot have a situation where our government is quick to obey foreign court orders and even quicker to disobey domestic court orders. This is symptomatic of a mindset that is servile to foreign powers and brutal to Nigerians.’
“I further call for all law enforcement agencies in Nigeria to immediately respect not just the court order made by Justice Ojukwu, but the order of any court in Nigeria, on any detainee, be it Omoyele Sowore, Sambo Dasuki or Ibrahim Zakzaky, among others.”