The Egbe Omo Yoruba, the National Association of Yoruba Descendants in North America has described the release, Tuesday, of Omoyele Sowore and Col. Sambo Dasuki by Nigeria’s State Security Services (SSS) as a right step in the right direction but warns that the Yoruba group will continue to castigate the Federal Government if it continues with policies that are retrogressive and unsupportive of democratic principles. This declaration came Wednesday in a press release signed by the President of the Yoruba group, Dr. Duro Akindutire.
Dr. Akindutire portrayed the release of Mr. Sowore and Col. Dasuki as a token of what the members of Egbe Omo Yoruba in North America as well as other Nigerians have been clamouring for, and called for the immediate release of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, making it the second time in 7 days the association has called for the release of Zakzaky . The Egbe Omo Yoruba President reiterated the association’s call for the Nigerian government to obey the rule of law entirely and not be selective in its obedience to law. “This administration still has more to do in adhering to the tenets of true democracy and the rule of law,” the press statement advised.
Dr. Akindutire also thanked Nigerians at home and abroad, as well as the international community for keeping vigil for democracy and the rule of law in Nigeria. “We are watching and keeping records of those who right now are standing up for true democracy and those, especially party and government officials who are sitting idle in support for tyranny,” the press statement concluded.
National Association of Yoruba Descendants in North America last week called on the Nigerian government to obey court orders and release forthwith Omoyele Sowore and other democratic activists been held.