About 53 Non-Governmental Organisations, NGOs, under the aegis of the Coalition of Human and Civil Rights Organisations, COHCRO, are set to hold a protest, calling for the release of Omoyele Sowore, an opponent of President Muhammadu Buhari, in the last Presidential election.
Sowore was arrested on August 3, by the Department of State Security Services, DSS, and has been in detention since then.
He was abducted by the DSS, in a gestapo style in his apartment, for organising a demonstration tagged: #RevolutionNow.
A statement by Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman, on behalf of the coalition said: “Well-meaning Nigerians and lovers of genuine democracy, would grace the event slated for Thursday, 5th of September, 2019.
“The planned march protest would draw members from no fewer than 53 organisations across the country and beyond, including artisans, transporters, market men and women, Coalition for Revolution, CORE, and a host of others.
“The protest would commence from Ikeja, and end up at the Command Headquarters of the State Security Service, SSS, in Shangisha, Lagos, where protest letter would be submitted to the Head of the Command.”
Different Civil Society Organisations have also joined in demanding the freedom of Sowore.
Forty-eight of them wrote to the United Nations and the African Union, to put pressure on the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to release Sowore.