- Some London-based activists were at the Commonwealth House to protest the recent letter by British parliamentarians against the federal government of Nigeria
- The protesters urged the Commonwealth secretary-general to disregard the report of the British Lawmakers over the security of lives and property of Nigerians
- According to the protesting activists, there is a need for the Commonwealth to rise in defence of Nigeria as a nation
To mark Nigeria's 60th Independence Day anniversary, some activists in the United Kingdom on Thursday, October 1, called on the secretary-general of Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland, to disregard a report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) against the federal government of Nigeria.
The activists under the aegis of Commonwealth Activists (CA) made the call during a procession at the Commonwealth House in London.
The group also demanded an end to external interference on Nigeria's sovereignty by the international community.
While speaking during the procession, the president of the group, Hameed Williams, urged the Commonwealth to rise in defence of Nigeria at this critical time of its history.
"Nigeria cannot afford to be left alone in this trying period as that would be most insensitive and counterproductive. Its sovereignty is also under threat posed by some external forces bent on seeing to the disintegration of the country in fulfilment of doomsday prophecies," Williams said.
Williams while celebrating Nigeria at 60 said APPG's intent is to cause chaos that would ultimately lead to the country's disintegration.
He also urged the Commonwealth to act in the best interest of Nigeria and not rely on postulations by individuals and groups that have elected to stand against the truth.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the APPG in a report had alleged there was growing killings targeted at a particular people and region of the country.
The report also alleged that the federal government of Nigeria under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to protect Nigerians.
According to the report, the failure of the Nigerian government to protect the people of the country is a breach of its obligations under the Commonwealth Character.
In other news, the Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC) condemned the letter by some British parliamentarians to the secretary-general of the Commonwealth.
SHAC warned that the said letter by the members of the United Kingdom's House of Lords is aimed at destabilising Nigeria.
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