Under the auspices of the Coalition for a Better Nigeria and the Grand Council of Yoruba Youths, a politically motivated group has revealed plans to stage protests across 36 states of the federation in response to excesses by opposition parties following the outcome of the 2023 presidential election.
Comrade Awa Bamiji, the group’s National Coordinator, confirmed this in a statement made on Saturday, March 25, stating that his groups were dissatisfied with the conduct of opposition parties that failed in the 2023 general elections.
Bamiji noted that the party’s actions could jeopardize the nation’s democracy. The proposal of the organization, according to newsmen, is contained in a press statement signed by Bamiji and presented to journalists in Abuja yesterday.
He stated that the organisation stands in solidarity with all those who voted for All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on February 25th.
The statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to shameful and disgusting protests which their organisers, who are pure enemies of democracy, described as Anti – Tinubu Protests in Nassarawa, Abuja and a few other places.
“We, therefore, say “enough is enough”. This is the reason we, the foremost June 12 Activists across the Globe, are now calling on the general public to rise up immediately and defend their mandate freely given to the President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“They should all join us at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, on Monday, by 8 am prompt, for a peaceful gathering. Please, it’s strictly voluntary and best described as a take-off point of our big project, nationwide peaceful protests to be staged simultaneously in all the 36 States’ Capitals and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja,” the release read.
Bamiji went on to say that if the anti-Tinubu protests in the country continued, the “great project” would follow.
Former President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Segun Mayegun; Leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, Alhaji Asari Dokubo; President of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, Alhaji Yerima Shettima; and Otunba Jumoke Ogunkeyede (JMK), former USA Host of NADECO meetings abroad, are expected to attend the event on Monday.
Some important pro-democracy campaigners include Comrade Isa Aremu and Comrade Sola Iji.
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