Veteran actor and human rights activist, Yomi Fabiyi has called on the federal government to address the concerns of the RevolutionNow protest convener, Omoyele Sowore.
Concise News reports that Fabiyi gave the call on his Twitter handle, while stating reasons Sowore should be released.
Bemoaning the detention of the activist, Fabiyi said over time, he has known that the only solution to Nigeria’s challenges is revolution
He said: “At some point, virtually every adult-Nigerian I used to know suggest that the only solution to the PERPETUAL SUFFERING OF THE POOR MASSES is REVOLUTION.”
“The form and shape this revolution may take they will not divulge. My concern however is why the sudden silence when SOWORE voiced same opinion.”
“Except there is anything concrete, I am of the opinion any Nigerian can ignite reactions to change a government, at least not all revolution against all democratically elected governments are unconstitutional, violence related and illegal. The government may have FACTS against Sowore but NIGERIANS have the TRUTH.”
Stating that Nelson Mandela was accused for crimes against the state, he said “I call on the government to in its stead address Sowore’s concerns rather than centre all their energy in trying to give the dog a bad name in order to hang it.”
Recall that Sowore was arrested on August 3 after the Nigerian government accused him of attempting to create anarchy and acting in a manner described by government, as treasonous.