These godfathers, often not actively involved in government, are essential for any political hopeful looking to make a significant move. However, some are determined to try even without this backing. Such is the story of Omoyele ‘Yele’ Sowore.
“I’ve been an activist since I was about nine or 10 years old. I grew up in a village in Ondo state, in the southern tip where the Niger-Delta region started. This was invaded in 1980, and a lot of atrocities were committed against the villagers. As I was sitting there, scared of dying, I knew that if I grew up I would become an activist, and take my revenge against the police and the state,” he tells The Africa Report.
In May 2021, he was shot by a tear gas canister in the Federal Capital Territory during an anti-government protest. Being a regular at protests, often calling for the removal of the Buhari administration, his presence at yet
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