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2019: I want to kick Buhari out of power, says Sowore

Omoyele Sowore, one of Nigeria’s 2019 presidential hopefuls, has said he is out to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari.

Speaking at town hall meeting in Abuja on Tuesday night, Sowore also said Buhari is not returning to power when he comes back to the country.

“As I was coming into Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari was leaving. I said to myself this man is packing out and I am packing in. Typically when the man is travelling abroad, even when they want to lie about it, they will tell you a date of arrival,” Sowore said.

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“Their press release this time did not specify a date of arrival, you can check it out – you know I’m still in the media business right? Because they know he will not be coming back – he may come back literally, he’s not coming back to power.
“And one thing I was told when I arrived Abuja is that I should be careful; there is nothing to be careful about; you are talking to the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria come 2019.”

While responding to a question on the fate of Shiites in Nigeria, Sowore who is also the publisher of Sahara Reporters said if elected, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria would regain his freedom.

Mr. Sowore also said he will sign an executive order for expedited investigation into the 2015 Zaria massacre of Shiites widely blamed on the Nigerian Army.

“Our first act in office would be to release El-Zakzaky”

The publisher wondered why senators would earn N13 million every month in running costs.
“When we were fighting for democracy in the 90s some of these bozos were hiding under their beds. You can imagine one lazy senator will be taking N13 million every month. That is the salary of 740 civil servants earning N18, 000 every month,” he said.
“I want a house of representatives that is part-time, if you don’t show up, you don’t get paid.”

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