Nigerians in over 30 cities around the world have confirmed their readiness to hold an anti-Muhammadu Buhari administration protest on June 12 to express their displeasure over insecurity rocking the country.
Recall that the Federal Government had in 2018 changed Nigeria’s democracy day from May 29 to June 12.
The new date is special in Nigeria’s history and is used to commemorate the democratic election of Chief MKO Abiola on June 12, 1993, in what has been adjudged to be Nigeria’s freest and fairest elections.
It was, however, canceled by the Ibrahim Babangida military junta, and Abiola was thrown into prison, leading ultimately to his untimely death in 1998.
We learn from Naija News that the latest protest will make 14 critical demands which are: abolish 1999 constitution, end terrorism, end banditry, (Isa) Pantami must go (Minister of Communications and Digital Economy who has expressed sympathy for terrorists), free all detained activists, end insecurity, justice for all EndSARS victims, Free Kogi2 (Two anti-President Muhammadu Buhari protesters – Larry Emmanuel and Victor Anene Udoka – who are being detained in Kogi State), Buhari Must Go, revert electricity tariffs, end ASUP (Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics) strike, revert fuel price, revert party deregistration, and free Nicholas Mbah.
In a post on Twitter on Thursday, human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, said residents of about 31 cities have confirmed their readiness for the protest.
“Akure. Kaduna. Kano. Zaria. Abuja. Lagos. Benin City. Port Harcourt. Abeokuta. Lokoja. Oshogbo. Yola. Calabar. Onitsha. Awka. London. New York. Jos. Makurdi. Warri. Ibadan. Ilorin. Minna. Lafia. Damaturu. Gombe. Joburg. Toronto. Frankfurt. Stockholm-CONFIRMED #June12Protest #BuhariMustGo.
“These are cities that have been confirmed ready for #June12Protest. Ado-Ekiti is now confirmed,” he wrote.
Source: Naija News