Nigeria@60: Sowore, others protest state of the nation in Abuja | Dailytrust

Nigeria@60: Sowore, others protest state of the nation in Abuja

Members of the #RevolutionNow activists on Thursday protested at the United States Embassy in Abuja over the insecurity and socio-economic challenges affecting the country.

The protesters led by the convener of the movement, Omoyele Sowore, displayed banners with inscriptions, including, ‘Buhari has failed,’ and ‘Failed leadership has made Nigeria the capital of the world’ among others.

They demanded the resignation of President Buhari over increasing insecurity, hunger and corruption in the country.

The protesters who also included #BringBackOurGirls activist, Aisha Yesufu, Ariyo Dare-Atoye, Henry Shield, Adebayo Raphael, and Deji Adeyanju of Concerned Nigerians, among others, criticized the oppression in the country.

Mrs. Yesufu said Nigerians must make the nation work saying that things were becoming unbearable for the citizens.

On his part, Raphael said, “Nigerians have passed a vote of no confidence on the political leadership, under (President) Buhari, our economy is in shambles; under him, hardship has been redefined.”

Dare-Atoye said, “In the last 48 hours, a good number of soldiers have been slaughtered and injured. We are not better than those who have died, so why can’t we come out and protest? The only people enjoying Nigeria is the president and his family. A policeman cannot afford to cater for his family.

“Today, we have passed a vote of no confidence on the president and we want to tell them that this is just the beginning. The revolution of the common man is coming.”

Deji Adeyanju said Nigerians were dissatisfied with the security and economic conditions in the country, as the country is not working.

He lamented that soldiers, policemen and other security agents have taken over the Unity Fountain, Maitama, where their rally was earlier scheduled to hold.

They therefore urged the US to place a visa ban on the Director-General of the State Security Services (SSS) also known as the Department of State Services (DSS) for clamping down on protesters in Osogbo, Osun State and parts of Lagos State among others.

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