CACOBAG Seeks Immediate Release Of Sowore

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Yemisi Izuora 
The Coalition Against Corruption and Bad Governance., CACOBAG, has called for the immediate release of Sowore unconditionally now.
The Coalition said than Nigerians have the right to protest against bad governance and or bad policies of any government, and observed that it is  unbecoming of this government to be against all patriotic Nigerians calling for good governance and respect for the democratic and constitutional rights of  Nigerians.
The government should be reminded that no government can have legitimacy without support of citizens, it said in a statement by its chairman Toyin Raheem.
The Organisation wondered what offence Sowore could have committed by collaborating with genuine change seeking elements to call for a peaceful protest.
“Can we remind the government that the incumbent  president  once participated in a protest ,as his legitimate right, aftermath 2007 general elections.
What could have been responsible for repressive tendencies in a democracy? We say no to any form of repression.
Nigerians are conscious of the fact that what we have presently in Nigeria is a civillian rule and not a democratic government” the statement said.
This is partially responsible why many Nigerians show no interest in electioneering process of the country, the statement said adding that the percentage of Nigerians that participated or voted  in the last general elections says it all.
The statement further said, “The government should order the immediate and unconditional release of Sowore NOW.
If Comrade Sowore is not released today,CACOBAG calls for Mass protests to commence at dawn tomorrow as against Monday 5th January that it ought to commence. 
Civil Society leaders and practitioners should intensify efforts to mobilises mass of our people for civil disobedience should this government fail to comport itself with  democratic norms.”

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