The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, (AYCF), on Tuesday, demanded that Omoyele Sowore, the Presidential candidate of African Action Congress (AAC), to be released immediately by the Department of State Security, (DSS).

The national President of the (AYCF), Alhaji Shettima Yerima, while speaking on Tuesday said the revolution call by Sowore was not the solution to the looming challenges the country is currently facing.

According to him, a better option such as dialogue would have been explored in addressing challenges in the country.

He said however, that the Federal government should avoid creating unnecessary attention from the international community by releasing Sowore.

His words: I have spoken with some journalists on this and I believe repeating it is not bad. In as much I am not supporting Sowore on the call for revolution; I will advise the Federal Government to release him in order to avoid creating unnecessary attention from the international community.

“We all know that the current government has not done well; revolution is not the solution to the situation. Instead, let us call for dialogue to put things right in the country. Nigeria needs a better government, no doubt about that, drumming war at this level will only worsen things. This is our nation; we do not have another one. So, we must help ourselves in all we do.”

Recall that the DSS, had picked up Sowore over the weekend for calling for a revolution.

Despite his arrest and detention by the DSS, the protest still took place in some parts of the country.


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