@RevolutionNow: CSOs condemn protests ……alleges protesters linked to terrorists

The Conference of Civil Society for Peace, Security and National Development has criticised the protests staged against President Muhammadu Buhari by the #RevolutionNow group in Abuja, Lagos, Ondo and Osun saying it is an insult on Nigeria’s democracy that should not be allowed to continue.

The CSOs in a statement signed by its conveners, Comr. Mike Msuaan and Mallam Adamu Kabir Matazu and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja also alleged that the promoters of the movement were been sponsored by some foreign enemies and disgruntled elements in the political circle to discredit the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

While acknowledging that the country was facing challenges, the group noted that visible steps were been taken to surmount the challenges and urged the citizens to stand in solidarity with the government.

“Nigeria is a democratic state and as such all citizens must subject to the tenets of democracy. We must all rise up as a people to resist the antics of the likes of Omoyele Sowore, Deji Adeyanju and their cohorts who have suddenly found reasons to speak for the rest of us. It is saddening that at a time coronavirus is ravaging the world, the acclaimed activists took advantage of poorly informed citizens to march on the street without adherence to COVID-19 protocols for protest they know nothing about.

“We have classified information that most of those leading protests against the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari are persons with links to terrorist organisations. Most of these individuals were before now surviving on proceeds of corruption which the present administration is working tooth and nail to block. For this group of people who are used to lavish lifestyles survival is of essence and as such has found patronage in working to discredit the nation under the guise of activism”, the group alleged.

The group vowed to mobilise well meaning Nigerians to resist any further attempt by disgruntled elements to undermine the President Buhari led administration.

“We will march any agent of disunity and destabilisation masquerading under guise of protesters power for power, force for force. Those behind the so called protest should know that they don’t have the monopoly of madness and iresponsibility,” the group stressed.

Consequently, it urged Nigerians of goodwill to be alive to the gimmicks of a few individuals who have shown clearly there preference to personal survival at the expense of the Nigerian state.

Recall that #RevolutionNow group staged protests on Wednesday demanding the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari for they described as systematic corruption and worsening insecurity in the country.


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