The People’s Alternative Political Movement (PAPM) has urged legal professionals in every state of the federation to defend protesters who could also be arrested on June 12, 2021.
The June 12 Democracy Day nationwide protest is presently gathering momentum as Nigerians from varied walks of life have expressed assist to mobilise others to the streets to hunt an finish to unhealthy governance within the nation.
Forces behind the brand new motion (PAPM) are drawn from commerce unions, civil society, college students, farmers and peasants from throughout the 36 states.
The promoters mentioned the brand new motion will take Nigeria from dishonest, corrupt and reactionary politicians at present taking Nigeria to arguably its worst interval in historical past, with inflation and unemployment at unprecedented ranges.
June 12 Protest has been trending main social media platforms with many organisations, teams and human rights activists calling on Nigerians to hitch the mass motion within the nation.
The President Muhammadu Buhari-led regime has a penchant for arresting and torturing peaceable protesters, denying them of their rights.
According to varied publicity posters, the June 12 Protest will make 14 crucial calls for that are: abolish 1999 structure, finish terrorism, finish banditry, Isa Pantami should go (Minister of Communications and Digital Economy whose previous feedback uncovered as a sympathiser for terrorists), free all detained activists, finish insecurity, justice for all EndSARS victims, Free Kogi2 (Two anti-President Muhammadu Buhari protesters – Larry Emmanuel and Victor Anene Udoka – who’re being Illegally detained in Kogi State), Buhari Must Go, revert electrical energy tariffs, finish ASUP (Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics) strike, revert gasoline worth, revert celebration deregistration, and free Nicholas Mbah.
Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, nonetheless recuperating after being shot by a trigger-happy policewoman throughout a peaceable protest on the Unity Fountain in Abuja final week, additionally lent his voice on Twitter to the June 12 protests.
“Good morning, oppressed citizens! We urge you to please join us nationwide/worldwide to engage in massive street action on June 12, 2021. #June12Protest #BuhariMustGo #Revolutionnow,” he mentioned on Tuesday.
“The Nigerian State has declared war against her citizens and we must rise in millions with every resistance available. #June12Protest is an historical duty to save what is left of this country,” one other Nigerian mentioned.
With the current ban of Twitter by the Nigerian authorities, it’s anticipated that many extra youths would really feel motivated to hitch the protest to demand respect for the rights of Nigerians to air their views.
Nigeria’s June 12 Democracy Day is a public vacation put aside to commemorate the restoration of democracy within the nation.
May 29 was initially the democracy day in Nigeria, till it was modified in 2018 by the Federal Government.
This is particular in Nigeria’s historical past and is used to commemorate the democratic election of Chief MKO Abiola on June 12, 1993, in what has been adjudged to be Nigeria’s freest and fairest elections.
It was, nonetheless, cancelled by the Ibrahim Babangida army junta, and Abiola was thrown into jail, main in the end to his premature demise in 1998.