Convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju, who just regained freedom has told President Muhammadu Buhari to be prepared for another 4 years of activism
Speaking in Abuja on Saturday, while reuniting with his family and friends, he described his detention as “Vitamin C that has re-energized and refreshed” him, Sahara Reporters report.
He vowed to remain committed to holding government accountable and speaking the truth to power all the time.
“For me, I am convinced that when you lock up an activist in prison, what you are doing is that you are just giving him Vitamin C so that he can be refreshed. So, I have gone in, I am refreshed, I am re-energized. So, the government should prepare for four more years of activism,” Deji added.
Some inscriptions on the placards read ‘Activist Extraordinary’; ‘Welcome Back Our Hero’; ‘Go Harder Deji Adeyanju’; ‘Welcome Back Aluta Continua’.
He wondered why the government singled him out for persecution with no just cause and expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for making him popular during his travail.
The activist said his detention has further spurred him to be more focused, dedicated and resilient, adding that he would continue to expose all forms of injustices, propaganda and lies of the government, irrespective of the intimidation and harassment.
He said he was not afraid of being re-arrested by the government, noting that he would not stop fighting and speaking the truth, which is what he knows how to do best. He, however, denied insinuations that he was being used by opposition parties.
“If it is PDP, we will still criticize, but if they don’t want to be criticized, they should leave and go to Daura. In as much as they are on top of the seat, they should get ready for criticism,” he declared.
Adeyanju was granted bail by a court in Kano last week after he had spent more than two months in prison, following his arrest by the Police over a murder case of which he had been acquitted since 2009 by a Kano High Court.