UPDATED: REVOLUTIONNOW: Protesters Storm Streets Of Abuja, Lagos, Osun


Large number protesters, on Thursday, stormed the streets of Lagos, Osun and Abuja to express their displeasure over bad governance in Nigeria.

The demonstration, which started around 9.30 am, saw the protesters gathering around Ojota, from where they marched to the Maryland area of Lagos  state.

The group led by a former presidential candidate and Omoyele Sowore, said the protest is against poor governance in the country.

The protesters marched through Area 1 roundabout, in Abuja, chanting different songs with bearing placards with different inscriptions.

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Security operatives have dispersed #RevolutionNow protesters in Osogbo, capital of Osun State.

The protesters, who converged on Nelson Mandela Park, Old Garage around 9 am, were dispersed almost immediately.

However, they regrouped at Oke-Fia junction and later marched through Old Garage, Orisunbare and Ola-Iya junction, chanting anti-government songs and distributing flyers stating reasons for their agitations

The #RevolutionNow protest was first staged in August 5, 2019 with the second edition on the same date in 2020.

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They were seen chanting songs of solidarity.

No fewer than 30 protesters have been arrested by security operatives in Lagos.

The Coalition for Revolution codenamed #RevolutionNow had in a statement before the protest called on the President, Muhammadu Buhari, to resign.

Speaking with one of the protesters, Agba Jalingo, he said, “We are tired of Buhari and we want to tell the whole world that we are tired. Even with all the police mobilisation, we are here to show them our determination to confront this government.

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“We are not going to be afraid of them. We will protest regardless of what they do. Nigerians are tired of bearing the burden that Buhari keeps piling on us, they must reverse the increase in fuel price, end ASUU strike.”


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