BREAKING: Millions Of Nigerians Set To Hit The Streets On Wednesday, August 5, In Mass Protest Against President Muhammadu Buhari’s Government
Emerging report reaching NairaPlayMedia on Monday, indicates that some Nigerians across different parts of the country, will again, on Wednesday, take to the streets to demand better governance from the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Coalition for Revolution, while describing August 5, as a National Day of Action, in a statement, said: “The situation in the country for poor people keeps getting worse. While poverty continues to increase for the many, the rate of stealing of monies that could be used to improve lives and livelihoods keeps accelerating, on a daily basis. Repression follows in tow, to stop questions being asked. And those who actually work, waged workers are underpaid and overworked.
“The masses are fed up. This is the time to rise up and fight to break our chains. On 5 August, 2020, Coalition for Revolution will organise a national day of action in commemoration and continuation of its #RevolutionNow campaign.
“Enough is enough. We cannot let this situation continue. We cannot allow a few persons to throw the 99 percent of the population of the cliff into the abyss of starvation and destruction. We will fight until victory, starting with the national day of action on 5 August.”
Expressing his thoughts on the subject matter, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, said: “In President Buhari’s hometown in Katsina, bandits have taken over. We all thought that in the first year of his government, activities of Boko Haram would have been a thing of the past. It is unfortunate to say this government has lost it, and he (Buhari) has not performed up to the expectation of Nigerians in terms of protecting lives and property.”
Other Nigerians also took to popular social networking platform, Twitter, to demand an end to poor governance, corruption, and senseless killings in the country, using the #RevolutionNow.
A Twitter user named Tunde Abass, while sharing pictures of failed roads in the country, said: “If you’re dissatisfied…with countless souls that have lost their lives through accidents, due to bad roads across the length and breadth of the country. Come out and join the RevolutionNow protest #August5thProtest #RevolutionNow.”
Another Twitter user, Ifeanyi Buche, wrote: “The #RevolutionNow that we need is one that will grow our economy, build our infrastructures, stamp out favouritism, tribalism, worship of religious leaders and make our laws and constitution to work. That’s the revolution of my dream.”
Damiloju, another user of the social networking platform, said: “Not claiming one tried would do it better. There are Igbos in the Senate and as ministers what have been their impact on Nigerians.
“They play the religion and tribe card and we fall for it. Instead of fighting them, we begin to fight ourselves. #RevolutionNow #August5thProtest.”
Josh King wrote while adding his voice to the issue, said: “We must take action. #RevolutionNow #OccupyNaija, demand restructuring, demand electoral reforms. If we don’t do these and find a way to keep our dissatisfaction heard, we would further slip away.”
A Twitter user known as Prince Lahbash, wrote: “I fear for this country, because every event taking place is heading us to total anarchy and destruction.
“I pray it does not happen. Imagine these old fools who cannot allow youths to be at the helm of affairs. #August5thProtest #RevolutionNow.”