Omoyele Sowore/Twitter

Veteran Nigerian rapper, Eedris Abdulkareem has said that the arrest of presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) Omoyele Sowore by operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS is “outrightly cowardly and defeatist”

Concise News earlier reported Sowore was arrested in his apartment in the early hours of Saturday.

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His arrest may be linked to the #RevolutionNow – a series of planned protests against what Sowore describe as ‘bad governance in Nigeria’ – scheduled for August 5, 2019.

Reacting Abdulkareem, in a post on his Instagram page said, “the news of the ignoble arrest of the Revolution Now project convener Mr Femi Sowore is to say the least very regrettable and equally ludicrous’.

“Arresting Mr. Sowore and trying to intimidate the citizenry is outrightly cowardly and defeatist. Nigerians are truly tired of the staus quo and desire, or rather demand a true change. And no amount of intimidation or harassment is ever going to change this.

“Revolutionnow is for every Nigerian, irrespective of class, creed or tongue…Indeed and truly, the future of our land is in our hands.

“It is therefore very imperative to mention at this juncture that the arrest of Femi Sowore rather than throwing us in disarray as they envisaged, have rather succeeded in energizing and propelling our collective zeal the more.Forward we March on the 5th of August.There’s no going back.”