The Yoruba people of Nigeria’s southwest could soon revolt against Muhammadu Buhari if the president refuses to leave Omoyele Sowore alone.
This is according Mogaji Wale Oladoja, a local chief in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Recall that Sowore and four other members of the Revolution Now movement were arrested while staging a “crossover protest” on New Year’s Eve. They were arraigned in court on Monday.
Oladoja advised the Buhari government to release Sowore and the others so as not to incur the full wrath of the youth.
“We all know the role Buhari played in demarketing former President Goodluck Jonathan by going from one place to the other protesting,” Oladoja said in a statement on Monday.
“Today, he cannot tolerate Nigerians again. It is their right to protest against bad governance, insecurity, nepotism and even unreasonable policies of government.
“It is time for Buhari and his cabinet to retrace their steps and ensure that Nigerians are not treated as second-class citizens in their own country.
“Buhari should release Sowore and all others who were kidnapped, in the next few hours before the Yoruba nation rises against his government.
“We have had enough of his dictatorship in Nigeria.
“The likes of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), Olisa Metuh and many more are victims of Buhari’s inhumane treatment.
“It is time for Buhari to change his ways of doing things and embrace democratic leadership before it is too late.”