An Activist and Convener of civil society organisation, Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju, has insisted that there will be no going back on the planned June 12 protest by his group.
Adeyanju stated this on Friday morning, when he featured on AIT ‘Kakaaki’ programme.
According to him, the reasons for the protest are very important as they are issues greatly affecting Nigerians.
“The issues we are protesting against are very germane, they are about insecurity, internet shutdown, we don’t want another increment in fuel price because that is what they are planning. Again, the prices of food in the market is unbelievable.”
Commenting on the statement made by the president during an interview with Arise TV on Thursday, 10 June, 2021, stating that the EndSars protest was staged to remove him from power,
Adeyanju said, “If the President of a nation can be saying that people who are were protesting wanted to remove him from office, it calls the question as to the kinds of people advising the President. If you have someone like (the Minister of Justice Abubakar) Malami around, you should expect the worst, you should expect those kinds of things that the President was saying.
“Are we (protesters), parliamentarians? Only the National Assembly can remove the President from office. So, the President should disabuse his mind from that. These sycophants in government are his real enemies, critics are not his enemies.
“We are not criticising to mock the government. We are not protesting because we like to protest; we will like to be in our homes, or our offices
“The reason why we are doing it (protesting) is because this is the language that Buhari understands.”
However, The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has suspended its planned June 12 nationwide protest stating the reason as “Concerns About Safety Of Protesters And Fear Of Possible Hijack By Politicians”.
Noting this in statement on Friday morning, NANS President, Sunday Asefon, further noted that the protest was not cancelled but postponed, adding that a new date would be announced for the demonstration.