I Go Dye, a popular stand-up comedian, has taken to his Instagram page to write an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, calling for the release of Omoyele Sowore, the detained convener of RevolutionNow protest, and also reminding Buhari that he was 41-year-old when he overthrew Shagari‘s government.
His open letter has since sparked reactions from Nigerians as they have taken to his comment section to hail him.
In their address, they said ”finally, a celebrity that cares for Nigerians has spoken.”
What I Go Dye wrote to Buhari:
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YOUR EXCELLENCY @muhammadubuhari ON BEHALF OF THE VOICELESS PLEASE FREE SOWORE AND MAKE NIGERIA BETTER THAN YOU MET IT. Nigerian’s predicament has been long frustrated on us, even then as a young youth like sowore, President Mohammadu Buhari you were 41 years in 1983 When you overthrown Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari the first democratically elected President of Nigeria on December 31, 1983 our nascent democracy was truncated, but you had your reservations based on the 1983 coup, which aggregated some of the decisions and policies you instituted after taking over as Head of State. Your excellency, then ,you felt unhappy with the political structure as you highlighted in your speech back then in 1983. Let me remind you that under Shagari government in 1982 fuel price was just 15.3 Kobo before he was later increased to 20 Kobo on April 20th, 1982 today fuel price is now 147 Naira Indeed, the story has even gone worst now, without hope insight, please sir, consider the pains that sowore might be trying to express. We all cry everyday for freedom from poverty, insecurity, unemployment, poor health conditions,ethnic and religious intolerance, freedom from police harassment of our youths on a daily basis just to mention a few. We cannot totally agree that all is well,when more than 10% percent of our population have left the country in search of greener pastures, while some of our youths are being killed everyday outside our border, What then is the hope of those left in the country? Our legislators have not added their voice of reason towards finding a way to bring about efficient and productive governance. I want to remind you that Nigeria belongs to all of us, the objectivity of sowore actions need to be considered. The conscience of man is better than the Law of white man. Please kindly treat Sowore like one of your sons, whose ultimate goals is to have a better society, I am human and I feel the pains of millions of Nigerians who sleep every day without a meal, blinded by an hopeless situation. Please sir. on behalf of the voiceless listen to the voice of reason #freesowore and make Nigeria better than you met it. Thanks Amb Francis Agoda .
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