Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN, seemed to have justified the assault allegedly meted on a former presidential candidate and publisher of online news medium, SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore, by a police officer in Abuja.
This was as Keyamo condemned Sowore’s action that warranted his alleged assault by the police operatives.
FirstNews gathered that Sowore, who is the convener of the #RevolutionNow and #BuhariMustGo campaigns was preparing to hold a rally with some associates when the incident happened at the Unity Fountain, Abuja.
Meanwhile, Police have denied that its operative shot Sowere with tear gad cannister.
Reacting to this development, Keyamo wrote on his Twitter page that “After long years of turbulent, military govts, Nigerians have agreed to adopt democracy as the best and only form of govt. Any attempt to change a government other than the ballot box or other constitutional means is treasonable no matter how it is packaged in some sentimental jargon.
“All arguments against a govt should be geared towards persuading the citizens to vote against it at the next polls or invoking constitutional provisions through democratic institutions. Any shortcut outside these is an invitation to anarchy and no reasonable govt will tolerate it.”