The Presidency has reacted to the discharge of the Convener of the Revolution Now protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore and a former National Security Adviser, Mr. Sambo Dasuki by the Department of State Service (DSS).
While Dasuki was arrested in December 2015, Sowore was rearrested on December 5 after his preliminary arrest on August 5.
Although each males regained their freedom yesterday, the Attorney General of Justice and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, mentioned the discharge was in compliance with subsisting courtroom orders.
But talking throughout an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, mentioned the President Muhammadu Buhari administration ordered their launch regardless of not agreeing to the decision of the courtroom.
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Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu speaks on Sowore and Dasuki’s launch. (file picture).
According to him, the act by the Federal Government was to set an necessary instance that to the world that it adheres to the rule of legislation.
“The government is not compromising anything. The government wants to set an important example of obedience to the law even when you disagree with what the court says you should do,” he mentioned.
When requested to make clear some feedback reportedly credited to them that there are some cabals within the present administration, the presidential spokesman accused Nigerians of coining the phrase.
He recalled that when ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was in energy, individuals additionally accused his authorities of being managed by cabals.
“When Mr Jonathan was in office, wasn’t it said that he had a cabal? When President Yar’adua was in office, wasn’t it said that he had a cabal?
“So what we are saying is that Nigerians have formed the practice by labelling people that are in an advisable position of the President as a cabal,” he mentioned.