The Presidency has condemned some international news outlets ascribing the detention and release of the Convener of Revolution Now, Omoyele Sowore, to journalism.
Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, said Sowore was detained and later released on bail today by the Department of State Service (DSS) not due to his work as a journalist but because he called for a revolution to overthrow the democratically elected government of Nigeria.
Shehu made the clarification in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.
The presidential aide, therefore, frowned at those describing his release as that of a journalist.
The statement read in part: “The Presidency wishes to clarify the release on bail of the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress…