Youths numbering over 500 yesterday stormed the arrival terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos to throw their weight behind the presidential ambition of publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mr. Omoyele Sowore. Addressing the youths on arrival from New York, publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mr. Omoyele Sowore said that, he returned to the country to undertake a series of rallies, town hall meetings and consultations across Nigeria. Sowore who arrived the country aboard Delta Airline at about 2:30 pm said he came to lead a movement to change power in the country. The activist said, “I am here to undertake a series of rallies, town hall meetings and consultations across Nigeria. It is over for the old people. It is over for the cabal and the mafia that have been running Nigeria down.
That is what I am here to do. This is going to go on till 2019. There is no going back.” On why he decided to take a shot at the presidency, Sowore noted that he has been doing activism for over 30 years. He also added that, before now, he has never done something less than the national politics. “So there is no less position. The position that is most important to Nigerians is the position of president and I am more than qualified. I told you many times I can run Nigeria better that President Buhari, even in my sleep. So there is no need going to become a Local Government Councilor or senator when I can run the country as the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. What else do you want me to tell you?” Sowore said. Before Sowore’s arrival security agencies had a difficult time trying to control the youths who were peacefully displaying placards at the airport entrance. Sowore, after about 15 minutes, later left the airport in a white Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) leading a convoy of his supporters.