According to its torchbearers, the #RevolutionNow Movement is a youth movement that is aimed at staging a massive protest across Nigeria. The plan is to force the government to fulfill some demands put forward by the movement.
According to them, their demands include bringing an end to the problems of insecurity, unemployment, abject poverty and corruption in the country. The movement also demands that the government must improve the quality of education at all levels, implement the new minimum wage, checkmate the excesses of traditional rulers, among others.
Mr. Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of the online medium, Sahara Reporters, who was also the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the February 2019 General Election, had called for the staging of the #RevolutionNow in what he described as a protest against bad governance in the country.
Mr. Omoyele was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services at his home on Saturday, and the DSS said that Sowore was arrested and detained “for threatening public safety, peaceful co-existence and social harmony in the country.”