About 53 non-governmental organizations under the aegis of Coalition of Human and Civil Rights Organizations (COHCRO) are set to hold a protest calling for the release of Omoyele Sowore, an opponent of President Muhammadu Buhari in the last presidential election.
Sowore was arrested on August 3 by the Nigerian secret police, the Department of State Services (DSS) and has been in detention since then.
He was abducted by the DSS in a Gestapo style in his apartment for organizing a demonstration tagged, #RevolutionNow.
A statement by Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman on behalf of the coalition said: “Well-meaning Nigerians and lovers of genuine democracy would grace the event slated for Thursday 5th of September, 2019.
“The planned March protest would draw members from no fewer than 53 organizations across the country and beyond, including artisans, transporters, market men and women, Coalition for Revolution (CORE) and host of others.
“The protest would commence from Ikeja and end up at the Command Headquarters of the State Security Service (SSS) in Shangisha, Lagos, where protest letter would be submitted to the Head of the Command.”
Different civil society organizations have also joined in demanding the freedom of Sowore.
Forty-eight of them writing to the United Nations and the African Union to put pressure on the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to release Sowore.