#RevolutionNow movement postpones 2nd anniversary nationwide protest, says fight against tyranny continues
The #RevolutionNow movement has postponed the nationwide RevolutionNow protest that was scheduled for today, August 5, to a later date.
And on the occasion of his second birthday, Thursday August 5, he set himself the goal of continuing an “intensive struggle” to free the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Human rights activist Omoyele Sowore, who started the #RevolutionNow movement, while explaining the reason for the postponement, said it was due to the need for increasing mass action for year (2021), but noted that the movement participate in symbolic activities for today (Thursday).
The activist also observed that since the RevolutionNow protest started in 2019, many Nigerian citizens have now gained more confidence and knowledge about how a revolution will help them out of their current misery.
A #RevolutionNow media advisory read: “Today is August 5, 2021, as expected, today marks the 2nd anniversary of the introduction of REVOLUTION into the political lexicon of Nigeria’s turbulent history. It was the first time that a group of courageous citizens took on the giant corrupt, unruly, incompetent, feudal and fascist Nigerian political system with the aim of clearly demolishing it to save Nigerians from perdition and eventual extinction.
“When the August 2019 event also hit more than 20 cities across Nigeria, it took many by surprise, so that 5 million people searched and inquired about the meaning of REVOLUTION on google.com .
“Today, many of our citizens have gained a greater awareness and a better political understanding of how a REVOLUTION would end their misery and give birth to a new era where social and economic justice will take center stage in their lives. life.
“The fight for #RevolutionNow scheduled for today was dedicated to the release of citizens unjustly detained by the regime.
“We are happy to announce that the cowardly regime led by Muhammadu Buhari gave in by releasing Shiite leader Ibrahim El-ZakZaky, # Oduduwa12 kidnapped from the home of Sunday Adeyemo aka” Sunday Igboho “, # Dunamis5 arrested and tortured for carrying # BuhariMustGo T-shirts at church, several #EndSarsProtesters have all been granted reprieve as we continue our next intensive fight against #FreeNnamdiKanu and several other victims of impunity, we congratulate our dedicated colleagues for a job well done!
“These symbolic victories would not, however, overshadow our ultimate goal of overthrowing the rotten system of favoritism, greed, predatory behavior and authoritarianism of the Nigerian political elite led by Buhari.
“However, due to the need to have more and more mass action for this year, it was decided that we would abandon today’s direct action and only engage in activities symbolic. A new date will soon be announced for global mass action against tyranny and oppression in Nigeria. There is no alternative to a popular revolution. #Revolutionnow #Buharimustgo.
Meanwhile, Sowore said earlier that only a revolution can free Nigerians from the shackles of poor leadership and tyranny in the country.
He also noted that the results of the 2023 general election were written in advance by the Nigerian leadership.
Sowore had called on Nigerians to join the national demonstration on August 5 which is taking place in all towns and villages in the wake of unrest such as the #RevolutionNow and #TakeItBack struggles.
In addition, the Coalition for Revolution (CORE) earlier declared August 5, 2021 as the start date for protests against bad leadership in Nigeria.
Tagged “Buhari is a pandemic in its own right, the tyranny of quarantine,” the group urged Nigerians to come together to demand a better Nigeria. He listed a series of demands that he said are non-negotiable.
On August 3, 2019, two days before the planned nationwide #RevolutionNow protest, the Department of State Services (DSS) kidnapped Sowore around 1:30 a.m. in Lagos State for creating and defending “#RevolutionNow”, a hashtag used to criticize the president Muhammadu Buhari’s administration on social media for poor governance.
The activist and prisoner of conscience appointed by Amnesty International accused the administration led by Muhammadu Buhari of mismanaging the country’s affairs and called on Nigerians to reject the government’s wickedness.
He was transferred to the agency’s headquarters in Abuja where he was illegally detained for 144 days despite various court orders issued for his release.
The DSS had accused Sowore of baseless crimes like money laundering and that he was plotting to overthrow President Buhari even though he produced no evidence to support his claim.