Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, has said that four people fought from within Aso Rock, to ensure the release of Omoyele Sowore, the Convener of the RevolutionNow Movement, and Sambo Dasuki, the former National Security Adviser, NSA.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Fani-Kayode revealed that the four individuals were able to convince Buhari to ensure the release of both men.
He listed them as Abba Kyari, Buhari’s Chief of Staff; Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation; Kayode Fayemi, Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, and Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF.
“I can tell you authoritatively, that 4 people fought from within to get Dasuki and Sowore released, and eventually managed to convince Buhari. They are Abba Kyari, Malami, Hadi Sirika, and Kayode Fayemi. They represent the liberal and cerebal wing of the Buhari government, and I commend them”, he wrote.
Sowore and Dasuki were released from custody, hours after Malami directed the Department of State Security Services, DSS, to release them.
While Sowore was arrested on August 3, over a nationwide protest, Dasuki was picked up in 2015.
Although, Sowore was released temporarily after 124 days, he was re-arrested at a Federal High Court, in Abuja, less than 24-hours after.
While trying to re-arrest Sowore, Operatives of the DSS had invaded the court, an action which sparked nationwide outrage. Shortly after this, Malami took over the case.