Mother of Nigerian human rights activist cries for help

by Akeem Alao

Mrs. Esther Kehinde Sowore, the mother of the RevolutionNow Convener, Omoyele Sowore, has appealed to the Nigeria President, Buhari, and the Department of State Services (DSS) to release her son, Omoyele Sowore.

Mrs. Esther made the call in her hometown in Ondo State, pleading with all Nigerian mothers to speak out as all her son wanted was a good future for the Nigerian child.

While claiming that her son has fulfilled all bail conditions, she vouched that he would never jump bail because he is not a criminal.

“Dear SSS, dear Buhari, I am Yele Sowore’s mother. I am sending you this message as a mother. I am a woman; your mother is a woman; your wife is a woman also. This is December, and Yele has been taken away since August,” she cried.

“He always comes to me in the village every December but you have been holding him. I am a widow, my son has always been like that. He speaks against injustice and stands up against it. He doesn’t run away, he faces his case. Please release him and let him face his case in court. I know him; he can’t run away because he knows he has not committed any crime, she added.

“You are a Muslim, please in the name of Allah, leave my son. Release him. I call on all mothers to speak out. Let us join voice for the sake of the future of our children,” she pleaded.

She noted that it is habitual of Sowore to speak against evil. “Even in the village, before he went to school in Lagos, he had always been like that. He is not a criminal, release Sowore now. Please release my son because you have your own son, you take care of your son, let me take care of my children,” she said.

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