Rights group under the auspices of Coalition of Human and Civil Rights Organizations (COHCRO) has concluded arrangement to commemorate this year’s 10th year memorial of the death of the late legal luminary and human rights activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi SAN, with 2million man protest march against “the illegal continued detention of Sahara Reporters publisher and Convener of Revolution Now Movement, Comrade Omoyele Sowore and other Political prisoners across country.”

Convener of the group, Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman who announced this in a statement on Tuesday, said they were also planning to hold interdenominational prayer session for the repose of the soul of the late legal luminary and other heroes and heroines of “our nurturing democracy.”

Sulaiman said, “Nigerians and lovers of genuine democracy would grace the event slated for Thursday 5th of September, 2019.”

He noted that the planned march would draw members from no fewer than 53 organizations across the country and beyond, “including artisans, transporters, Market men and women, Coalition for Revolution ( CORE) and host of others and the protest would commence from Ikeja and end up at the Command Headquarters of the State Security Service (SSS) in Shangisha, Lagos, where protest letter would be submitted to the Head of the Command.”

Sulaiman described Fawehinmi as “an icon of all times who lived an exemplary life and as well live for other Nigerians and Africans to live,” noting that the late lawyer would forever be remembered, especially by the downtrodden masses of the country.

He said the late Fawehinmi stood strongly for democracy and “contributed immensely to the development of the legal profession than any other lawyer in Nigeria.”

On Sowore’s arrest, Sulaiman who doubles as Executive Chairman, Centre for human rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ), insisted that the he “did not commit any offence that warranted his continued detention in the custody of State Security.”

According to him, “the Court order of 45 days detention of Sowore is a diversionary tactics from the incompetence of President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government.”

He also described the detention order of the Court as “barbaric, archaic, undemocratic, politically motivated and abuse of judicial process which against the judicial international best practices.”

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