There are strong indication that plans has been concluded by Revolution Now Movement to commence a peaceful nationwide protest against the Buhari led Government on Wednesday, August 5.
The protest is motivated by rising cases of killings by bandits and other armed groups across different parts of the country and unemployment rate that is reaching a crescendo as many businesses are closing shop in Nigeria as a result of a harsh economic climate.
Convener of the protest movement, Omoyele Sowore, a human rights crusader and a journalist who is a strong critic of the government was arrested on August 3, 2019 by Nigeria’s Department of State Services and was kept in jail from that period until December 24 when an international outrage forced Buhari’s government to release him after initially flouting two court orders that granted him bail.
In a statement from Coalition for Revolution, it reads: “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 per cent 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.”