Presidency Reacts – Why we are yet to take final position on Sowore’s prosecution

On Sunday presidency said it’s too early for it to carry on prosecuting Sahara Reporter’s arrested publisher, Omoyele Sowore, by the State Services Department, DSS.

Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, indicated this during a live political program, Politics Today, broadcast on television channels.




Adesina pointed out that in the fields of safety and judiciary, the prosecution of Sowore was still unraveling.

According to him, “It’s an unraveling problem and I believe it’s still in the safety and judiciary sphere.

“The DSS has a spokesman in Peter Afunanya. If you ask him this question, I m sure he will be able to respond.”

The presidential spokesman said that he had not been briefed by his principal on the stand of the presidency.

Adesina added, “As we are now, I think it is premature for the presidency to weigh into this matter but when the presidency speaks, it should be the final position on this.




“The President had been away. He came into the country yesterday. I have not been briefed. If he says this is our position on this matter then I can speak on it.

“Because I have not been briefed, I won’t be able to say much but I am sure as a media house, if you try to speak with the spokesman of the DSS he may oblige.”