#RevolutionNow protest: Security agents monitor National Stadium Surulere

In Politics 2019-08-05 08:23:15
#RevolutionNow protest: Security agents monitor National Stadium Surulere
#RevolutionNow protest: Security agents monitor National Stadium Surulere

Mr. Omoyele Sowore, publisher of the online medium, Sahara Reporters, who was also the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 General Election, had called for the staging of the #RevolutionNow protest in what he described as a protest against bad governance in the country.

 

Sowore was arrested was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services at his home on Saturday, leading to the organizing of protest on Monday.

 

As such, Security agents of joint Internal Security Operational platform made up of the Army, the Navy and the Air Forcehave surrounded the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos, in anticipation of the #RevolutionNow protest march scheduled to hold MOnday.

 

Meanwhile, the DSS made it known that Sowore was arrested “for threatening public safety, peaceful co-existence and social harmony in the country,” and called on Nigerians to disregard “threat of revolution” issued by him.

 

The organisers of the protest had said they will not be deterred by the arrest of their leader, Sowore.

 

However, one of the organisers, who is the General Secretary, United Action for Democracy and member of the Socialist Workers and Youth League, Mr. Kunle Ajayi, said he will go on with the mass action regardless of any hindrance.

 

By Jude Chukwuemeka