Group plan to protest in 36 states over 2023 presidential election
A politically motivated group under the aegis of Coalition for A Better Nigeria and the Grand Council of Yoruba Youths has revealed the plan to stage protests across 36 states of the federation over excesses by opposition parties following the outcome of the 2023 presidential election.
The group’s National Coordinator, Comrade Awa Bamiji, confirmed this in a statement issued on Saturday, March 25, noting that his groups were uncomfortable with the actions of opposition parties who lost in the 2023 general elections.
Bamiji observed that the party’s action could truncate the nation’s democracy.
Newsflash Nigeria understands that the group’s plan is contained in a press release Bamiji signed and handed to newsmen in Abuja yesterday.
He explained that the group is in solidarity with all those who voted for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, during the February 25th poll.
The statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to shameful and disgusting protests which their organisers, who are pure enemies of democracy, described as Anti – Tinubu Protests in Nassarawa, Abuja and a few other places.
“We, therefore, say “enough is enough”. This is the reason we, the foremost June 12 Activists across the Globe, are now calling on the general public to rise up immediately and defend their mandate freely given to the President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“They should all join us at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, on Monday, by 8 am prompt, for a peaceful gathering. Please, it’s strictly voluntary and best described as a take-off point of our big project, nationwide peaceful protests to be staged simultaneously in all the 36 States’ Capitals and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja,” the release read.
Bamiji further noted that his groups maintained that the “big project” would follow if the anti-Tinubu protests continued in the country.
Expected at the event on Monday are the former President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Segun Mayegun; Leader of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, Alhaji Asari Dokubo; President, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, and Otunba Jumoke Ogunkeyede (JMK), former USA Host of NADECO meetings abroad.
Others are Comrade Isa Aremu and Comrade Sola Iji, among other notable pro-democracy activists.