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I Go Dye Asks President Buhari To Free Sowore, Reminds Him Of What Happened In 1983

I Go Dye reminded President Buhari of when he overthrew the government of Shehu Shagari in 1983.

Outspoken Nigerian comedian, I Go Dye has written an open letter to the President Muhammadu Buhari, asking him for the release of a former presidential aspirant and the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore.

KanyiDaily recalls that Sowore, who is the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) at his residence in the early hours of August 3rd, following his plans to lead a Revolution protest against the Buhari-led administration scheduled on August 5th.

Sowore is accused of plotting to topple President Buhari government, and that the ‘RevolutionNow protest’ was allegedly a smokescreen for his actual plan.

But in the open letter, I Go Dye reminded President Buhari of when he overthrew the government of Shehu Shagari (Nigeria’s first democratically elected president) in 1983.

The comedian noted that Buhari’s action of taking part in the coup that overthrew Shagari was as a result of Buhari not being happy with the state of things in Nigeria at the time, and in light of this, he for the release of Sowore who was only planning to protest against bad leadership.

“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,” the letter partly reads.

“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 as head of State,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.”

Using examples of how Nigeria has also degenerated over the years, I Go Dye went on to express the plight and suffering of the people who cry every day 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.

The entertainer then went on to remind the president that Nigeria belongs to all and the objectivity of Sowore’s actions need to be considered. Concluding his letter, he asked the president to treat Sowore like a son writing:

“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 a hopeless situation. Please, sir. on behalf of the voiceless listen to the voice of reason #freesowore and make Nigeria better than you met it.”

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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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