Sam Amuka, Publisher of the Vanguard, has disclosed why he was part of a delegation that visited the Department of State Service (DSS), to request for the release of Omoyele Sowore.
The Herald gathered that Amuka said they told the DSS that its action against Sowore was not good for the federal government.
The Vanguard publisher made this known in Abuja at the presentation of The Big Interviews, a book by the former Managing Director of Sun, Mr. Eric Osagie.
He said: “The purpose of our visit was to tell the DSS that detaining Sowore was not good for the government. It was not to negotiate anything.”
Meanwhile, The Herald gathered that Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity disclosed that many Nigerians were not bothered about the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore.
Adesina said: “I don’t particularly agree with you when you say a lot of Nigerians are not happy. You know that all this noise has been coming from less than 100,000 Nigerians. And the noise will be so loud that you think it is the whole country.
“It is a country of 198 million people. When just 100,000 are making noise in the social and traditional media, you would think the whole country is in an uproar.
“There are millions and millions of people who are not bothered. There are millions of people who know what the issues are. So, you cannot just seek the opinion of a local minority and then conclude that the country is in an uproar.”