#RevolutionNow Mass Protest on Good Governance
Morning Crossfire today beams light on the planned protests organized by the Coalition for Revolution (CORE), which believes that "it is quite clear that the Nigerian ruling elites and the current political regimes of both the APC and PDP at all levels of government can never resolve any of the crisis plaguing Nigeria.
The protest, which was scheduled to begin from August 5, 2019, was to request for a total overhauling of the corrupt political system in the country. Although the title of Morning Crossfire is “#RevolutionNow Mass Protest on Good Governance” the protesters told the duo of Wemimo Adewuni and Sheriff Quadri that the protest is on bad governance.
Rotimi Sankore says it is unfortunate that people going to work and who don’t have or even know the color code of the protest may caught in the protest, as according to Rotimi, “it is not aso ebi.” He says that it is a tricky situation for people who are going to work and get arrested as being part of the protesters.
However, as is confirmed, no protests are happening in Abuja, or Port Harcourt. In Abuja, Fidel, a Nigeria Info FM correspondent said he has driven around some areas in Abuja and there are no signs of protests, although it is raining.
Wemimo comments and sheds light on what the protest is all about: The #RevolutionNowProtest is the idea conceived by the Coalition for Revolution (CORE), which is a political movement of the Nigerian masses and youths. The RevolutionNow movement declared today August 5 for the commencement of the revolution protest tagged ‘Days of Rage’ across about 23 states in the country to demand a better Nigeria.
The last nationwide protest Nigeria witnessed was in 2012. The Occupy Nigeria protest of 2012 was a socio-political protest movement that began on Monday, 2nd January 2012 in response to the fuel subsidy removal by the Federal Government of President Goodluck Jonathan. Protests took place across the country, including in the cities of Kano, Lagos, Abuja, and at the Nigerian High Commission in London.
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- Segun Awosanya - (popularly called @Segalinks) Human Rights Activist and Lawyer
- Rotimi Sankore - @RotimiSankore - Journalist, Policy and Development Expert.
Morning Crossfire with Wemimo Adewuni (@wemimospot) & Sheriff Quadry (@SheriffQuadry), alongside Rotimi Sankore (@RotimiSankore)
Written by Jude Chukwuemeka