The Department of State Services (DSS) has given the reason for the arrest of Presidential candidate of the AAC in the 2019 election, Omoyele Sowore, The Cable is reporting.
Sowore was arrested at his house in the early hours of Saturday, two days before his planned “#RevolutionNow” protest.
DSS spokesperson Peter Afunaya in a statement on Sunday said Sowore was arrested because the planned protest is a threat to public peace and safety.
See the statement below:
The DSS would not just sit idly and watch any individual, group and their cohorts rise and threaten the peace, unity, and constitutionalism of the country.
Though there are apprehension and anxiety among citizens already, we wish to assure friends of Nigeria, and other law-abiding citizens, that there will be no revolution of any kind come Monday, August 5, 2019.
A democratically elected government is in charge, and we cannot allow any person or group to foment chaos or fan the ember of revolution.