ahara Reporters publisher and human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, has officially joined the presidential race ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Sowore disclosed the development in a post on his verified Facebook page on Tuesday morning.
According to SaharaReporters, Sowore is expected to contest on the platform of the African Action Congress (AAC).
Recall that the activist, while accusing the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government of arresting and slamming fresh charges against him, stated that he would soon officially declare his presidential ambition.
“They took me to their detention when they were tired; they came and call me that I should be going home.
“So I’m heading home now, no reason to worry, we know why this is happening, they are afraid of the future, they are afraid Sowore will declare very soon and become the president of Nigeria; you can’t stop me”, he said in a post on his social media handle.
This will be the second time the activist will be contesting for the position. He was the candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 presidential election.
Without any form of written or verbal address, Mr Sowore, in the early hours of Tuesday, shared a banner with the caption “SOWORE FOR PRESIDENT.”
Although Mr Sowore did not give much details about his ambition on the shared banner, the former AAC presidential candidate had on Thursday, after his release from police detention in Abuja, promised not to back down.
He said the recent petition filed against him by a former member of the House of Representatives, Ned Nwoko, and his subsequent detention was sponsored by the APC-led government to stop his declaration.
“I knew this is what’s going to happen and I’m not surprised that that’s what they did. But when we got here, I made it clear to everybody, all of the police officers involved, that I can’t write any statement and I won’t accept any kind of bail condition attached to my release,” he had said.