Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 elections and activist, Comrade Omoyele Sowore has revealed what the level of relationship he had with All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and leader of the poscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Maazi Nnamdi Kanu.
In an exclusive Interview with THE VENT REPUBLIC, the Sahara Reporters owner bared his mind on the agitation for secession, issues of restructuring, and his sojourn in activism, among other personal issues.
On restructuring he said:
“I believe in restructuring, any country that has been in existence for 60 years must continue to be serviced through constant restructuring. I just don’t happen to believe that the same old guards who put Nigeria in dire straights can make any meaningful restructuring of Nigeria.”
On if he has any regrets working against Jonathan in the 2015 elections, he opined that his avowed mission is to work against all corrupt regimes in the country.
“I have worked tirelessly for democratic progress since my admission into UNILAG 1989, worked against every tyrant, worked against every corrupt regime in Nigeria. Jonathan happened to be a beneficiary of one of such struggles when a cabal around his former principal, Umaru Yar’adua, practically prevented him from assuming power once Yar’adua was incapacitated by illness. When Jonathan assumed power began monumental corruption, I did what I know how to do best by exposing his regime. I have no regrets about doing what is right. Nigeria is probably one of the few nations on earth where citizens are asked if they regret doing what is right.”
Sowore clarified his relationship with former Lagos Governor, Bola Tinubu, who many believed had worked with him at a point.
“I have no relationship with Bola Tinubu, only met him once in the company on late Dr. Fredrick Fasheun before in I left Nigeria in 1999. I have not seen him since them, I doubt if he will recognize me in real life say for my images on the internet, TV and newspapers.”
He also talked on his realtionship with Maazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the IPOB.
“I met him (Nnamdi Kanu) in New York City in 2019 before my arrest to convince him to lets all partner together to wage a REVOLUTION instead of waging different struggles against the decadent elite. It was my first and only meeting with him.”
According to Sowore, a secessionist clause is a fair clause to have in the constitution but a constitution put together by the people must be first enacted.