#RevolutionNow Organisers Dare FG, Plan to Go Ahead With Protest

Despite the arrest of one of their leader, Omoyele Sowore, the organisers of the #RevolutionNow has said the planned protest slated for today will go ahead.

It could be recalled that the Department of State Service (DSS) had arrested Sowore in his home around 1am over the planned protest which the Nigeria Police Force had described as treasonable act.

The organisers met on Sunday met to finalise preparations for the anti-Federal Government protests after the meetings, which were held in Abuja and Lagos.

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Meanwhile,  a pro-Buhari group, #IStandWithBuhari, said it would also embark on a nationwide counter-rally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari today, which could lead to a clash between the two groups.

Sowore had declared Monday (today) as the day of the commencement of a revolutionary protest tagged, “Days of Rage,” across the country to demand a better Nigeria.

One of the organisers of the protests and popular musician, Eedris Abdulkareem, said the ‘RevolutionNow’ demonstration would hold on Monday, adding that the location of the protests would be communicated to the media on Monday morning.

Speaking with Punch, the ‘Jagajaga’ crooner said, “Yes, we are still on course. By 6 am on Monday, the information will be communicated to you.” He also confirmed that the protests would take place nationwide.

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The Legal Adviser of the African Action Congress (AAC), Mr Inibehe Effiong, also confirmed that the protests would still go on as planned despite the police threat.

“Yes, we will go on with the protests. In fact, we just finished a meeting on it. We will only meet at the National Stadium for the protests and it will be peaceful.”

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