. ‘Why I won’t be attending’
Olajide Sowore, the younger brother of former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, is due for burial on Thursday, September 9 in his hometown, Kiribo, in Ese-Odo Local Government area of Ondo State.
While thanking Nigerians for the show of love, Omoyele in a terse message posted on his Facebook profile on Monday, said he would be attending the burial due to the court order which restricted him to Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Read full statement below:
Thank you all for reaching out with great love and kind words of consolation, support and solidarity over the tragic but still unexplained death of my dearest brother, Felix Olajide Sowore.
I send you loads of gratitude from the bottom of my heart and that of my entire family.
We should report to the public that despite the noise from Nigerian govt officials promising to “apprehend” my brother’s killers, we are not aware any security agency/ies carrying out rescue operations to free those purportedly abducted or investigating the identity of Jide’s murderers.
It is not as though we expect anything from the failed Nigerian system that took our brother’s life, I feel that I owe you all an update on these matters.
My dearest brother and childhood friend, Olajide Sowore will be buried on Thursday 9th of September 2021 at our hometown, Kiribo in Ese-Odo local government area of Ondo State starting from 10 am.
I won’t be able to attend because the despicable Muhammadu Buhari regime has since December 2019 restricted me by a court order issued by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu to Abuja.