The Coalition for Reolution, CORE has said it is not surprised about the refusal of the Department of States Service, DSS to release Omoyele Sowore as ordered by the Court.
In a press release jointly signed by Olaseni Ajai and Baba Aye, Co-Conveners, CORE, the group said the decision to obey court order by the DSS is a prove that the Buhari administration us neo-fascist.
“It is no news that Buhari’s government is neo-fascist; where the overwhelming majority of the people are living under permanent siege, brutal poverty and abuse of fundamental human rights. Crude dictatorship, as we now have under Buhari, is typical of regimes and social systems that can no longer move the society forward”, the group said.
The statement reads in part, “The DSS claimed that they are still waiting for orders from “above” on whether to release Sowore or not, since Tuesday September 24 2019 when the court order was issued, and by afternoon today Sept 26 2019, it was clear that they never intended to leave him all along.
“These repressive actions of the Buhari regime only point to darker days ahead for the Nigerian masses. This regime is tending towards creating a banana republic situation where any critic would be physically silenced, while it continues to impose all manners of anti-masses programs.
“However, we are confident that the Nigerian masses and youths would defend the fundamental democratic rights that they fought for over the years. Already, the defense lawyers of Sowore have filed a contempt of court proceeding, as a challenge to continued detention.
“The popular campaign against the crude dictatorship of the Buhari regime and for the 5-point demands of the RevolutionNow protest movement continues. The RevolutionNow movement shall definitely continue to grow among the masses and youths in spite of the crude repression of activists, as overwhelming majority of the masses and youths want change that would put them first.
“We call for the immediate release of Omoyele Sowore, Agba Jalingo, Abayomi Olawale (Mandate) and other political prisoners”, it added.