No fewer than 30 #RevolutionNow protesters have been arrested by security operatives as Hundreds of protesters, on Thursday, stormed the streets of Lagos State to express their displeasure over bad governance in Nigeria.
PUNCH reported that the demonstration, which started around 9.30 am, saw the protesters clustering around Ojota, from where they marched to the Maryland area of the state.
Meanwhile, the Coalition for Revolution also known as #RevolutionNow had earlier called on the President Muhammadu Buhari to resign.
One of the protesters, Agba Jalingo said the protesters were out to tell the world that they were tired of the present administration. He stated that Nigerians are tired of bearing the burden that Buhari keeps piling on them as he also urged the Buhari-led administration to reverse the increase in fuel price, end ASUU strike.
Stating the reasons for the protests, the organizers under the leadership of Omoyele Sowore in a statement said the harsh policies that have bored a burdensome hole into the pockets of the Nigerian people are coming at a time when citizens are recovering from the adverse effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The organisers further condemned the crackdown on free speech, dissent, activism, journalism, and the right to associate and protest.
You will recall that the former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has called on President Buhari to resign as he noted that the best Independence gift the President could give Nigerians is to step down from office.