Popular human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, has joined the presidential race ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Sowore disclosed this in a tweet on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, stating that he will be publicly announcing his entry at Women Development Centre, Abuja. According to SaharaReporters, Sowore is expected to contest on the platform of the African Action Congress (AAC).
Recall that Sowore had said he would make his 2023 presidential declaration in March while accusing President Muhammadu Buhari’s government of arresting and slamming fresh charges against him.
Sowore was arrested over a frivolous petition by a former member of the House of Representatives, Ned Nwoko at the entrance of the Court of Appeal in Abuja had last Thursday, February 24, 2022 by armed policemen. He was taken to the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit, otherwise known as Abattoir, located at Guzape.
He said: “They took me to their detention when they were tired; they came and call me that I should be going home. So I’m heading home now, no reason to worry, we know why this is happening, they are afraid of the future, they are afraid Sowore will declare very soon and become the president of Nigeria; you can’t stop me.”
Sowore was AAC’s presidential candidate in the 2019 election but lost the election to President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).