- Omoleye Sowore's camp has hit back at Nigerian presidency as furore continues over RevolutionNow protest
- Nigerian lawyer, Tope Akinyode, said it is the fundamental human right of Nigerians to protest and demand good governance
- The RevolutionNow lawyer demanded the resignation of the current government, saying it has failed
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Tope Akinyode, Nigerian lawyer and one of the RevolutionNow protesters, has called on the present administration to resign over the continued show of failure.
Akinyode, who made the call during his appearance on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily on Thursday, August 6, said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has demonstrated lack of will to listen to the yearning of the citizens.
According to him, the present government is underperforming and Nigerians have the right to protest and demand the resignation of bad leadership.
On Wednesday, August 5, there was a wide outrage and a show of displeasure as members of RevolutionNow staged a protest in some states.
Although security agencies tried to overpower the peaceful demonstrators in Lagos and Abuja, the group of protesters led by a former presidential candidate Omoyele Sowore demanded a change in government.
Akinyode, who is the president of Revolutionary Lawyers’ Forum (RLF), said things have gone the wrong way and government must bury its eyes in shame.
"A failing government has no reason to stay; there’s no point reinforcing failure. Nigerians have the right to demand the resignation of a government that has been underperforming,“ Akinyode said.
“So, it has become a matter of common sense, it is a natural reaction that Nigerians would naturally engage the government and criticise the government, and disagree with the government on the poor policies of the government.
“That’s why #RevolutionNow protest has continued and that’s why it held yesterday. It is not too big to ask. … it is the fundamental rights of the citizens to make these demands.”
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian government finally broke its silence on the RevolutionaNow protest in the country with the demonstration dubbed "irritating and child's play" by the presidency.
Femi Adesina, senior media aide to President Buhari, said the protest is just a sprinkle of young boys and girls, not a mass protest.
RevolutionNow: Nigerians protest in Abuja, ask for better governance | Legit TV