- Nigerians have reacted to the #RevolutionNow protest which took place in some parts of the country
- In an online poll, 56% of 256 Twitter users support the #RevolutionNow while 28% are against it
- On Facebook, the poll showed that 76% of the 1,800 voters are in support of the protest while 24% are against it
On Monday, August 5, some Nigerians took to the streets of a few major cities across Nigeria to protest lack of good governance, high rate of criminality especially kidnappings and highway killings across Nigeria.
The individuals in a rally themed #RevolutionNow also called for the release of the organiser of the protest, Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters who was arrested on Sunday, August 4.
However, in their reactions, Nigerians on social aired their views about the protest.
An online poll by Legit.ng shows that 56% of 256 Twitter users support the #RevolutionNow protest which took place in Lagos and some other states of Nigeria.
While 28% of the microblogging site are against the protest, 16% other do not care about the protest or its outcome.
Also a Facebook poll by Legit.ng shows that 76% of the 1,800 voters are in support of the protest while 24% are against it.
Some of the people who responded to the poll said the fear of killings made them stay away from the protest.
Oskhar Akpoghene said: "We are in support but the problem is that our greatest fear is death. Nobody wants to die."
In collaboration to Akpoghene's comment, Rich MD Masterdon said it is obvious Nigerians do not want to die despite the fact that many Nigerian are already dying everyday.
According to Masterdon, everyone at some point in their lives need a breakout.
Responding, Gloria Nwabufo said she is not in support of the #RevolutionNow protest.
She said: "Nope, it will destabilize the country, and make millions of people vulnerable to danger, resulting to loss of lives of innocent people and properties."
Also, Moh'd Usman said: "No to protests . Is hiding Agenda of some unpatriotic citizens & western power countries.
Like, Usman, Achibunkwa Chibuzor said he is against the #RevolutionNow protest organised by Sowore.
Chibuzor said: "Against it...We saw it as a protest, but it bigger than what we can imagine.It can distabilise a Nation."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Senator Shehu Sani had condemned the harassment of protesters at the #RevolutionNow Protest across cities in Nigeria.
Sani said the attack on protesters by security agencies and its operatives shows that Nigeria's democracy is on crutches.
The former lawmaker also said that the fear of revolution is the beginning of revolution itself.
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