Babatunde Gbadamosi, former governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), in Lagos State, has stated that the release of Omoyele Sowore, convener of #Revolution Now Movement, and former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, to divert attention of Nigerians from the failed attempt to kill former President, Goodluck Jonathan.
Abunakar Malami, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, in a statement released on Tuesday, ordered the Department of States Services (DSS) to release Sowore.
He also ordered the release of Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), who has been detained since December 2015.
Malami said the decision to release Sowore and his co-accused was in compliance with the bail granted to the two defendants by the courts.
Reacting to the development on his official twitter handle, Gbadamosi applauded the government over the release of Dasuki and Sowore from detention.
But he noted that their releases was organised to “divert attention of Nigerians from last night’s unsuccessful attempt on the life of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.”
He wrote: “I cautiously celebrate the announcement that the FG has ordered the release of Omoyele Sowore and Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) from illegal detention by the DSS. My cautious approach is based on the diabolical precedents of this tyrannical Buhari government.
“Thank God for the announcement of the release of Sowore and Dasuki, but I cannot shake the feeling that it was announced to divert attention from last night’s unsuccessful attempt on the life of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.”
Recall that unknown gunmen attacked the house of the former president situated close to the bank of a river in Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Tuesday morning.
The gunmen were said to have come through the river on five speedboats and opened fire on the soldiers.