RevolutionNow Protest: DSS, Police Disperse Protesters And Journalist In Abuja

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Some Nigerians under the aegis of the #Revolution Now movement took to the streets of some major cities in the country on Wednesday to protest against the actions of the Nigerian government also asking President Muhammadu Buhari to resign.

The protesters, carrying various placards with different inscriptions took to the streets to call the government to action over cases of corruption, insecurity, unemployment, and other issues affecting the populace.

The Department of State Services, Nigerian Police Force dispersed the #RevoltuionNow protesters in Abuja.

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The security officials were said to have pursed both protesters and journalists from the scene of the protest.

Although the leader of the movement, Omoyele Sowore is not at the among the group but the leader of today’s protest Mr Pelumi Olajegbensi, has called for a change in government, insisting the need for a political revolution.

Total News 24 also gathered that  the operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS in Osogbo has rearrested Olawale Bakare.

A member of the movement and lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi, called for the scrapping of the 1999 constitution as well as the sack of the current service chiefs.

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He added that all political prisoners should also be released.

 

In his words: “The 1999 constitution is a fraudulent document, scrap it and let the people make their own constitution.

“We call for the abolition of tuition fees in universities and secondary schools.

“President Buhari must stop the killings in the country by sacking all the incompetent service chiefs.

“Government must stop all estimated billing by the power companies, provide pre-paid meters for free, and communities must have the right to audit the electricity bills they get, and review the licenses of all discos.

“Free all political prisoners now, including El Zakzaky and his wife and create employment for the youth.”

Recall that in August 4, 2019, a human rights activist, pro-democracy campaigner, former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore staged a protest in Lagos, Abuja, Osun and other part of the country which led to his arrest and detention.

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