The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) Oby Ezekwesili, has condemned the arrest of social crusader and human rights activist, Prince Deji Adeyanju and other protesters in Abuja.
Adeyanju was arrested Wednesday morning alongside Daniel Abobama and Boma Williams and was taken to the FCT command of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), for onward arraignment in court.
However, reacting to the development, Ezekwesili called on the Police to stop repressing citizens who are exercising their rights.
She tweeted, ”With this story of arrest of Deji Adeyanju&others who protested in Abuja today, let me advise the government of Buhari, just tune down the intolerant acts now. Police, stop repressing Citizens’ right to dissent. #FreeDejiNow! Do this NOW or earliest tomorrow’.
”Let Citizens like Adeyanju Deji exercise their rights and should they violate the law, make it explicit what and how they broke any law. Police, stop using the law as your cover to trample on Citizens right. #CitizensFirst has the right to protest against anything.”