- A group has asked the federal government take stiffer measures against RevolutionNow protesters
- According to the group, members of RevolutionNow wants to destabilize the government
- The group also accused opposition politicians of sponsoring the RevolutionNow protesters
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A youth group under the auspices of Civil Society Group for Peace, Justice and Development, have charged security agencies and the judiciary to take a stiffer stance on the RevolutionNow protesters and its convener, Omoyele Sowore.
According to the group, members of RevolutionNow have consistently moved to destabilize the government of the day.
The group also accused opposition politicians of sponsoring coordinated protests against the federal government, adding that the protesters have spread violence through the call for a revolution.
Addressing a press conference on Friday, August 7 in Abuja, the convener, Comrade Yusuf Yahuza, raised concerns about the protesters’ defiance for COVID-19 safety measures.
Yahuza said he has on good authority that the protesters were sponsored by opposition politicians to distract the Buhari administration.
His words: “Omoyele Sowore and his RevolutionNow group have over time preached hate through a call for a revolution which we believe they lack the basic understanding of.
“It should be on record that the sovereignty and integrity of Nigeria come first above any other interest and individuals like Sowore and his bandwagon at Revolution Now should stop using the word because they lack understanding of such words.
“While we understand that their antics won't last long, we wish to make Nigerians especially the DSS, police, and other security agencies including the judiciary to note that there is a daunting challenge which need to be nipped in the bud before it affects the whole system.”
He also accused the RevolutionNow group of disobeying the laid down guidelines of congregation, and non-adherence to COVID-19 guidelines.
“More worrisome is the fact that while the government is busy making efforts towards bettering the lot of Nigeria and Nigerians, we have it on good authority that the protesters were sponsored by opposition politicians to distract the government.
“We expect that after many years of monumental failures; they should be sober and reflective, allowing the government of the day to deliver on its mandate of security, economic empowerment, social development, peace and justice amongst others.
“This can only be achieved if groups like RevolutionNow and their sponsors are fished out and punished decisively. Nigeria is not a banana republic and individuals who see it as such must be made to face the relevant section of the law,” Comrade Yahuza concluded.
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Recall that on Wednesday, August 5, Nigerian security agents quelled the protests organised by RevolutionNow in some states of the federation.
There were simultaneous protests in the commercial city of Lagos, the country's capital, Abuja, Osogbo in Osun state, Minna in Niger state and Ibadan in Oyo state.
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