Posted on Sat 10 Aug 2019, 09:12 AM

Contrary to what many thought, the #RevolutionNow movement is not done with the nation-wide protests it planned to confront the government with ‘the many areas of its failure.’

Coalition for Revolution, the umbrella body for the planners of the protest has announced a new date to resume the march that was aborted on Monday, 5th of August after the Police despersed the few that turned out with teargas.

In a statement signed by the co-convener of the group, Olaseni Ajayi, the group said it will return to the streets on Monday, 19th of August for the continuation of the protests. 

Recall that the convener of the group, Omoyele Sowore was arrested on Saturday before the commencement of the #RevolutionNow march by operatives of the Department of State Services on the allegation that he was planning to violently overtake a democratically elected government.

On Wednesday, a Federal High Court granted permission to the DSS to detain him for 45 days in order to conclude investigation before proper prosecution commences.

Mr. Sowore has since commenced the process of appealing the order.

Meanwhile, the coalition had listed 5 key demands it is making from the federal government:

*An economy that works for the masses. No to an economy which throws 90 million people into poverty, while just five people own N11 trillion

*An effective and democratic end to insecurity.

*An end to systemic corruption and for total system change.

*The immediate implementation of the N30,000.00 minimum wage.

*Free and qualitative education for all.

The group calls on the public to participate in the march tagged ‘Days of Rage’.

Read the full statement here

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