Activists Insist On Revolution Protest Tomorrow, Inspite Of IGP Warnings.
Uploaded by Adekoya on August 4, 2019
SOURCE- Yemisi Dada
Inspite of the warning handed down yesterday by the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, calling people out for revolution as the Sowore lead group was planning to do would amount to attempt at forceful change of government which is treasonable, according to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the group has threatened to go ahead with the protest.
The organisers of the #RevolutionNow protest said the group would not be deterred by the arrest of its leader, who was the Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress in the Feb. 23 Presidential Election, Mr Omoyele Sowore.
The General Secretary, United Action for Democracy and member of the Socialist Workers and Youth League, Mr Kunle Ajayi, who is one of the organisers of the movement, vowed to go on with the protest.
He had earlier in a statement on Saturday spoke on behalf of the Lagos chapter of the AAC, calling for more mobilisation in defiance to the government.
In the same vein, another group, the Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution, vowed that the mass action planned to commence tomorrow Monday, would go on as planned despite Sowore’s arrest.
According to report by Sahara Reporters, the group’s convener, Mr Ariyo-Dare Atoye, described the #RevolutionNow protests as Civil advocacy and democratic action launched to challenge bad governance in the country.
The Nigerian Police on Saturday released a statement calling on the organisers to desist from their plan, threatening to meet it with the full wrath of the law if they went ahead.