Deji Adeyanju, the convener of Concerned Nigerians, a civil society organisation has insisted that the planned protest by the group on June 12 must hold.
Speaking on Friday morning on AIT, the activist in addition to saying that protest is the only language understood by President Buhari also said,
“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.”
“If the President of a nation can be saying that people who 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.”
“June 12 signifies struggle for the emancipation of the country. It wasn’t just about the election of MKO Abiola and the struggles thereafter which led to the unfortunate death of Comrade Kudirat Abiola and several others. The essence of choosing June 12 is so that people can relate with the struggle, that the spirit of the struggle is not dead,”