The Coalition for Revolution (CORE), organisers of the #RevolutionNow protest, have called for a nationwide protest on October 1, Nigeria’s Independence day.
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According to the organisers, the protest will be against poor governance in the country, as they will be demanding a reversal of “anti-people policies implemented by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration”.
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“These harsh policies that have bored a burdensome hole into the pockets of the Nigerian people are coming at a time when citizens are recovering from the adverse effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, a global health crisis that was also mismanaged by the Buhari’s government further plunging already struggling citizens into deeper financial problems”, it said.
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“It also comes at a time when there is an unprecedented dictatorial-style crackdown on free speech, dissent, activism, journalism and the right to associate and congregate peacefully and protest”.
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The organisers added: “Amongst its demands, CORE clamoured for the reversal of the hike in the price of petrol from N148 to N151, an end to” “state-supervised and approved impunity under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari” and the sacking of all service chiefs in the country due to their “proven incompetence in finding a lasting solution to the Boko Haram insurgency which has claimed and is still claiming the life of Nigerians daily.”
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