Sowore, AAC to conduct protest tagged ‘Days of Rage’ against Nigerian government on August
The Africa Action Congress(AAC) has announced 5th August as the date for the commencement of “Days of Rage” protest across the country, to demand for a better Nigeria.
The party made the announcement through its presidential candidate, Sowore Omoyele, on Saturday at the end of National Executive Committee(NEC) meeting of the party.
He said the protest would continue until Nigeria is put on the right path of honour where justice prevails.
He said government not providing a level playing ground for candidates in the last election forced the party to take the decision .
Election was an opportunity to carry out a revolution of ballot box but they stole the ballot box. They hijacked materials that were meant for free and fair election and as a result they did not organise any election that was credible enough for people to have faith in the ballot box, he said .
He stressed that for the country to have a free and fair election in the future, there must a confrontation and Nigerians must choose their leaders.
The revolution has therefore become inevitable. We didn’t choose to go for revolution, they chose it by ensuring that there was no level playing field in the last election.
As you know, they did it in Sudan and it was started by some women. They were making fun of them but they did not stop until doctors joined them , the labour union joined them and what started with five people became 5,000 and 500,000 and became 5,000,000 and the regime fell.
So don’t let anybody deceive you that in asking for a better government or country, you are committing any illegality . The biggest illegality being committed in Nigeria as of today is the rigging of election in 2019. The moment you don’t allow people to express their God-given rights to choose their leaders, you are committing an illegality and inviting resistance, he further said .
He added that the group had mobilised people in lagos and many parts of the country to create communities of resistance.
I am not the only one asking for a revolution. 84% of Nigerians, according to a poll we conducted, want a revolution.
They don’t want war but these people want to drive us into war so that we can all be exterminated at once .
We don’t want war , we want a very clean , quick and succinct revolutionary process that will put an end to the shenanigans of government, oppression and corruption, he said
He also lamented the level of corruption among government officials . Sowore wondered how ministerial nominees who have corruption case hanging on their necks were asked to bow and go during their screening by the Senate .
Don’t ask me whether I am afraid or worried about the legal implications of what I am saying. I am carrying out a historical duty and only history can judge me, not a prosecutor or a federal judge. You can’t kill somebody who is not afraid of death, he said.
#RevolutionNow Days Of Rage commences on Monday August 5th 2019.Make it a date with history!
“The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” -William James
— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) July 28, 2019
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