There Was No Election In 2019, 2023 Cannot Be Free And Fair- Sowore Speaks From Detention

Published 1 month ago by: Adegbenga Ayinla
at 05:08 PM, 14/08/2019 (1 month ago)

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Omoyele Sowore, a political activist and a presidential candidate in the last general election, shortly before his arrest and eventual detention by the President Muhammadu Buhari regime spoke with Ejikeme Omenazu of Daily Independent. Excerpt:
How do you feel being an activist in politics?
I am a political activist. My activism is based on happenings in my lifetime. Many think that politics is meant for professional politicians alone. I started as a political activist right from when I was in university.
How would you explain your 2019 electoral loss being your first attempt?.
There was no election in 2019. You cannot lose an election that did not happen. In boxing, two people are expected to be in the ring. If you lock up the ring and prevent your opponent from coming in, or you allow him to come in with his hands tied and you bring in a referee when the other person is tied, that is not boxing. So, there was no election in 2019.
Don’t you think Nigerians are not ready for a young president?
I am not exactly young. I am 48. Most of the old Nigerian leaders today became active when they were young, some in their 20s. Muhammadu Buhari became a Head of State in his 40s. Nigerians want a leader that will make a difference. They need an agile leader, who is sound intellectually. Nigerians have been looking for such a leader that will make them realize their potentials. I am not against old people. But, I am only against the age of their ideas.
What is your plan for the 2023 election?
The 2023 general elections cannot be free and fair unless there is a revolution. It is only through a revolution that Nigerians’ votes will count. There must be a showdown in the democratic space to allow someone like us take part and take back what belongs to us. If not, the results of the 2023 elections have already been written.
Could you explain the revolution you wish to begin on Monday, August 5 in Nigeria?
It is the people’s revolution against unjust and divisive order. It will change the conduct of people in and out of government. It is a revolution.

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Henrybobo at 05:26 PM, 14/08/2019 (1 month ago)
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Hmmm
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Brave5500 at 07:54 PM, 14/08/2019 (1 month ago)
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God will help us
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kacylee at 08:15 PM, 14/08/2019 (1 month ago)
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u alone knows what went down and how u did it with them

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Baye77 at 08:53 PM, 14/08/2019 (1 month ago)
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Instead of u to just cool off in ur cell in peace Roll Eyes...I'm sorry, u r just another Nigerian politician and I dont trust any...
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Slimchery at 09:23 PM, 14/08/2019 (1 month ago)
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It really bowfuls me when I see senseless comment of Nigeria foolish youth are don't think of anything else than to gossip about bbnaija now with borrowed recharge card they will gladly do it but you cannot vote without been given N500 or N1000 while some will even go ahead to snatch ballot box for N5000, Sowore is the only brave and fearless man in the history of Nigeria and he stand for the right of every Nigeria FreeSoworeNow
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Slimchery at 09:28 PM, 14/08/2019 (1 month ago)
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It really bowfuls me when I see senseless comment of Nigeria foolish youth many don't think of anything else than to gossip about bbnaija with borrowed recharge card they will gladly watch and vote with their money but you cannot vote without been given N500 or N1000  during election while some will even go ahead to snatch ballot box for N5000, Sowore is the only brave and fearless man in the history of Nigeria and he stand for the right of every Nigeria FreeSoworeNow
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WhenYouThinkAboutIt at 10:45 PM, 14/08/2019 (1 month ago)
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Quote from: Slimchery on 09:23 PM, 14/08/2019
It really bowfuls me when I see senseless comment of Nigeria foolish youth are don't think of anything else than to gossip about bbnaija now with borrowed recharge card they will gladly do it but you cannot vote without been given N500 or N1000 while some will even go ahead to snatch ballot box for N5000, Sowore is the only brave and fearless man in the history of Nigeria and he stand for the right of every Nigeria FreeSoworeNow

Exactly they always guess, they do not know what happen, who has prove here about what they say, as far as i am concerned so far Sowore has been brave
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ikpotokin at 11:59 PM, 14/08/2019 (1 month ago)
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Sowore should get in touch with me when he is released. I want us to work together to free Nigeria from the bad old thieves that call themselves politicians
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