- A civil society organization has called for the release of the former social media director for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Deji Adeyanju
- Movement for the Advancement of National Transformation (MANTRA) said the arrest of Adeyanju inhumane
- The group said Adeyanju's arrest spells doom for Nigeria
A civil society group has called on the Nigeria police to release the former social media director of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Deji Adeyanju.
The group, Movement for the Advancement of National Transformation (MANTRA) said, the arrest of Adeyanju is one of many inhumane treatments meted out to Nigerians by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
MANTRA in a statement signed by its convener Jude Ndukwe said Adeyanju's arrest will spell doom for Nigeria.
Ndukwe said: "Following the urgent nature of the issue on ground, I have the mandate of over 50 civil society groups to make the following statement following the illegal arrest of one of us by the police."
"We have just heard of the arrest of Prince Deji Adeyanju, Convener of Concerned Nigerians, over his organization of a peaceful rally tagged #FreeNnamdiKanu which was meant to, once again, bring the attention of the world to the many inhuman treatments which the despotic government of Muhammadu Buhari has subjected the IPOB leader to including the secret trial he is forced to pass through," Ndukwe said.
NAIJ.com gathered that the group said the show of tyranny by the present administration in a democratic nation must stop.
"The wanton arrests, detention and or even killing of journalists, bloggers, human rights and political activists and opponents, religious adherents etc, by this government has got to its height and we have to put an end to it now.
"We can no longer afford to continue to fold our arms while a very tiny fraction of our society as represented by the police and the military stifles us and deny us our inalienable rights. Enough is enough!
Deji Adeyanju is a peaceful activist. None of the rallies he called or participated in has ever gone violent. So why arrest such a man if not that this government is deliberately on the path of incurring the wrath of civil society groups?" Ndukwe asked.
We are watching and warning. The keg of gunpowder upon which this nation has been sitting since the inglorious second coming of Buhari is about to go off. Free Prince Deji Adeyanju now or face the consequences," Ndukwe added.
Adeyanju who doubles as the convener of the concerned Nigerians was arrested at the Unity Fountain in Abuja on Friday, April 21.
It is not clear what offence the politician turned activist committed but NAIJ.com can report that Adeyanju had advocated for the release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu who is currently being held in Kuje Prison.
Adeyanju had earlier today organized a protest in Abuja calling for the release of Kanu, members of the IPOB and other Biafra agitation held in detention.
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