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Omoyele Sowore declares intention to join 2023 presidential race

Omoyele Sowore, a human rights activist and the editor of Sahara Reporters, has publicly declared his desire to run for president on Tuesday.

Mr Sowore has joined the growing list of aspirants jostling to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

This event will be the activist second time expressing interest in the Presidential position. Sowore was the candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 presidential election.

Without any form of written or verbal address, Mr Sowore, in the early hours of Tuesday, shared a banner with the caption “SOWORE FOR PRESIDENT.”

Although Sowore did not give many details about his ambition on the shared banner, the former AAC presidential candidate had on Thursday, after his release from police detention in Abuja, promised not to back down.

He said the recent petition filed against him by a former member of the House of Representatives, Ned Nwoko, and his subsequent detention; was sponsored by the APC-led government to stop his declaration.

“I knew this was going to happen. I’m not surprised that’s what Ned Nwoko did. But when we got here, I made it clear to everybody, and all of the police officers involved, that I can’t write any statement and I won’t accept any bail condition attached to my release,” he said.

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