Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams has slammed the Nigeria Police Force for attacking the Convener of Revolution Now, Omoyele Sowore, during a protest at the Unity Fountain in Abuja on Monday.
He slammed this police for disrupting a peaceful protest in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi.
Adams warned that “any attempt to eliminate Sowore will be resisted.”
In the statement titled, ‘Adams condemns police over shooting’, the Yoruba generalissimo asked the Federal Government to investigate the circumstances surrounding the attack.
He added that the culprit must be brought to book.
He urged the Federal Government to “concentrate on finding a solution to the security challenges in the country.
He maintained that “any attempt to eliminate Sowore would be resisted by well-meaning Nigerians.”
He said, “Nigeria is heading towards a tailspin. How can you explain the attack on peaceful protesters in a country that prides itself as democratic? The attack was a show of shame.
“It was a reflection of the Federal Government’s intolerance to the opposition. It is only in Nigeria that the government feels uncomfortable with opposing voices. In developed climes, democracy is about being tolerant of opposition.
“What else does this government want from the young activist? FG had restricted his movements to Abuja and his freedom and businesses had been trampled upon. He couldn’t have access to his immediate family. So what does the FG want from the activist?”