The #RevolutionNow Movement has postponed the RevolutionNow nationwide protest which was slated for right now, August 5, to a later date.
And because it marks its second anniversary on Thursday, August 5, it has set its sight on pursuing an “intensive struggle” to free the detained chief of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, who began the #RevolutionNow Movement, whereas explaining the explanation for the postponement, stated it’s as a result of must have an even bigger and bigger mass motion for the 12 months (2021), however famous that the motion will have interaction in symbolic actions for right now (Thursday).
The activist additionally noticed that because the inception of the RevolutionNow protest in 2019, many Nigerian residents have now gained extra confidence and data of how a revolution will assist them out of their present distress.
A media advisory from #RevolutionNow learn, “Today is August 5, 2021, as expected, today marks the 2nd anniversary of the introduction of REVOLUTION into the political lexicon of Nigeria’s checkered history. It was the first time a group of courageous citizens took on the behemoth corrupt, undisciplined, incompetent, feudalistic and fascist Nigerian political system with the plan to distinctly demolish it to save Nigerians from perdition and possible extinction.
“When the event of August 2019 hit in over 20 cities across Nigeria too it took many by surprise such that 5 million people searched and sought to know the meaning of REVOLUTION on google.com.
”Today, lots of our residents have gained extra consciousness and higher political understanding of how a REVOLUTION would put an finish to their distress and delivery a brand new period the place social and financial justice can be accorded a primary place of their lives.
“The struggle for #RevolutionNow slated for today was dedicated to the release of unjustly detained citizens by the regime.
“We are happy to announce that the cowardly regime led by Muhammadu Buhari has yielded by releasing Shiites leader Ibrahim El-ZakZaky, #Oduduwa12 abducted from the home of Sunday Adeyemo aka “Sunday Igboho,” #Dunamis5 arrested and tortured for carrying #BuhariMustGo T-shirts to Church, a number of #EndSarsProtesters have all been granted reprieve whereas we pursue our subsequent intensive wrestle to #FreeNnamdiKanu and a number of other different victims of impunity, we commend our dedication colleagues for a job nicely executed!
“These token victories would however not eclipse our ultimate goal to upturn the rotten system of patronage, greed, predatory conduct and authoritarianism by the Nigerian political elite led by Buhari.
”However, as a result of must have an even bigger and bigger mass motion for this 12 months, it was determined that we’d step down right now’s direct motion and solely have interaction in symbolic actions. A brand new date will quickly be introduced for international mass motion towards tyranny and oppression in Nigeria. There isn’t any different to a People’s revolution. #Revolutionnow #Buharimustgo.”
Meanwhile, Sowore earlier stated solely a revolution can set Nigerians free from the shackles of dangerous management and tyranny within the nation.
He additionally famous that the outcomes of the 2023 common elections have been written upfront by Nigerian leaders.
Sowore had referred to as on Nigerians to hitch the August 5 nationwide protest going down in all cities and cities in continuation of agitations such because the #RevolutionNow and #TakeItAgain struggles.
Also, the Coalition for Revolution (CORE) has earlier declared August 5, 2021, the graduation date of protests towards dangerous management in Nigeria
Tagged ‘Buhari Is A Full-Blown Pandemic, Quarantine Tyranny’, the group urged Nigerians to troop out to demand a better Nigeria. It listed a series of demands which it said are non-negotiable.
On August 03, 2019, two days before the planned #RevolutionNow nationwide protest, the Department of State Services (DSS) abducted Sowore around 1: 30 am in Lagos State for creating and championing ‘#RevolutionNow’, a hash tag used to criticise President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration on social media over poor governance.
The activist and Amnesty International designated Prisoner of Conscience had accused the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of badly managing the affairs of the nation and referred to as on Nigerians to reject the wickedness of the federal government.
He was moved to the company’s headquarters in Abuja the place he was illegally detained for 144 days regardless of completely different courtroom orders issued for his launch.
The DSS had accused Sowore of baseless crimes like cash laundering and that he was plotting to overthrow President Buhari though it failed to supply any proof to substantiate its declare.