August 2020 will see Nigerians pour enmass in a series of protest planned by at least three major groups.
#Revolution Now Begins Wednesday
Nigerians across different parts of the country will again on Wednesday take to the streets to demand better governance from the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
One year after the people took the same route in a peaceful protest tagged #RevolutionNow on August 5, 2019 to demand a better society from the same administration, nothing significant has changed – instead the people have had their rights grossly violated by a regime whose draconian and unfriendly policies continue to plunge millions of individuals and households deeper into poverty.
Convener of the protest movement, Omoyele Sowore, a human rights crusader known globally for speaking truth to power, was arrested on August 3, 2019 by Nigeria’s ruthless and lawless Department of State Services and was kept in jail from that period until December 24 when an international outrage forced Buhari’s government to release him after initially flouting two court orders sanctioning his freedom on bail.
Trade Union Congress To Protest Against Graft
The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria has described the revelations at the National Assembly probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission as a national disgrace.
It asked the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) to ensure the case was not swept under the carpet.
Following the revelations, the TUC President, Quadri Olaleye, said the union would mobilise a mass protest against the government and the institutions.
Olaleye in a statement on Saturday said the organised labour movement was disturbed by the corrupt activities going on at ministries, department and agencies.
Pat Utomi, Ghali Na’Abba Mobilise For Mass Action
A newly formed group, National Consultative Front, has charged Nigerians to be prepared for nationwide mass action against corruption, hunger, abuse of public trust and insecurity by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
The group disclosed this on Sunday in a statement jointly issued by a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’Abba, and a former presidential candidate, Prof Pat Utomi.
The group said there was the need for Nigerians to resist, neutralise and chase out the political cartel bent on milking the country’s commonwealth to dry.