In a protest against the treatment of Omoyele Sowore, the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism has postponed the presentation of an award to the Nigerian Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
According to Motunrayo Alaka, the centre’s director, on Monday, the postponement was aligned with protests against the repression of freedom of speech in recent times.
” …especially the incidence between the Department of State Security (DSS) and @YeleSowore, Publisher of @SaharaReporters, on Friday 6 December. #WSAIR2019,” the tweet announcing the postponement read.
The centre said “the Vice President himself shares this awareness and the inappropriateness of the award at this point.”
Premium Times reported how Mr Osinbajo and six other lawyers in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet have kept mum over acts of human rights violations carried out by the current government. Mr Osinbajo is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
– Premium Times