A 14-day ultimatum has been issued by a coalition of civil society groups to President Muhammadu Buhari concerning the release of Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore.
The group also ordered the release of former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and other persons unruly detained by the Department of State Services (DSS).
The activists who gathered at a press conference in Abuja yesterday, December 9, discussed the recurrent violation of freedom of speech of Nigerians executed by the Buhari-led government.
Convener of Enough is Enough Nigeria, Yemi Adamolekun served as the lead speaker for the group. The theme of her speech was ‘Nigeria’s Troubling State of Affairs’.
She demanded that President Buhari speak to Nigerians sincerely, on his stand concerning the rule of law and human rights before the ultimatum expires.
If the Presidency does not adhere, the activists would occupy offices of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) across the country.
Rights groups at the event included: Amnesty International (Nigeria); Centre for Democracy and Development; Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre; Socio-Economic Right and Accountability Project; Take Back Nigeria; Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre; and Transition Monitoring Group.