- ”Come dey go. Come dey go. We don’t want you here. Sowore we don’t want you here,” the protesters declared.
The #EndSARS protesters on Thursday, prevented an activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, from addressing them.
Sowore, the 2019 presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), a video shared bt by protesters on Twitter showed, had arrived when the protesters were echoing their demands at the entrance of Nigeria’s National Assembly but was barred from addresing them. Instead, he was asked by the protesters to leave the premises immediately.
The video of the event showed Mr Sowore, the convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, being guarded from the reach of the protesters asking him to vacate the protest ground.
“Come dey go. Come dey go. We don’t want you here. Sowore we don’t want you here,” was repeated while he was seen hailing the protesters in return.
According to Abuja-based Premium Times, while some argued that Mr Sowore’s relentless approach to the #RevolutionNow movement helped prepare the ground for the #EndSARS protest, others held a contrary view.
“The protesters’ reaction to the 2019 AAC presidential candidate, on Thursday, can be linked to messages from supporters of the agitation on social platforms, warning the protesters, mostly youth, from giving credence to politicians who might want to employ the platform to project their personal political ambitions or sentiments,” the report from the online newspaper read.