SAN FRANCISCO, August 06, (THEWILL) – The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to release “political prisoners” including Omoyele Sowore.
Addressing reporters on the side-line of a visit to Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Fintiri at the Government House in Yola, Secondus said there should be no room for political prisoners in a democracy.
The PDP National Chairman stressed that freedom of conscience must be allowed in a political environment.
He alluded to the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate of the Africa Action Congress (AAC) in the last election and Convener of the #RevolutionNowMovement.
He said: “We ask President Buhari to release political prisoners. It is not done in any political dispensation. What we are seeing today is as if we are in a military era.
“He should urgently release political prisoners and allow a political atmosphere and a country where there is freedom of speech.
“I want to call on journalists and media managers not to sit on the fence. They can’t just sit and watch the country sliding.
“They played a major role in the past, removing the country from the hands of the military. They have tempered with some among them.
“It is time for them to join hands with the good people of Nigeria to stand on the path of truth, on the path of democracy.
“The President must release political prisoners, particularly the presidential candidate of AAC, Sowore.”