Members of the Revolution Now on Thursday protested towards what they termed dangerous governance in Calabar, Cross River State capital.
The protesters, who moved around the metropolis on Thursday, carried placards with varied inscriptions and lamented dangerous governance.
Among the placards carried by the protesters reads “reverse the hike,” “finish the killings,” “finish corruption” amongst others.
They marched by giant residential areas from the Ikot Ishie market by way of the Murtala Muhammed freeway to Essien city, terminating close to the State Command of the Nigeria Police.
The protesters, who initially dared legislation enforcement officers to protest towards what its claimed anti-people insurance policies of Authorities because the nation celebrated its sixtieth independence anniversary, regretted the hardship skilled by the folks.
Marching underneath the auspices of the Revolution Now motion convened by SaharaReporters founder, Omoyele Sowore, took turns to sensitise the general public on the necessity to ask public workplace holders extra questions to make sure accountability.
They chanted songs calling for an finish to what they mentioned have been a reign of impunity and insensitivity particularly with the current hike in electrical energy tariff and pump worth of premium motor spirit, popularly referred to as as gasoline.
On the Ikot Ishie market, officers of the Nigeria Police and the Nigerian Safety Protection Corps had pinned down subsequent to the opposite and threatened to halt the protest as a allow was not issued.
Talking with DAILY POST shortly after the protest on Thursday, the Co-coordinator, Jonathan Abang-Ugbal Revolution Now Cross River State, mentioned, “At 60, there may be subsequent to nothing to have a good time about Nigeria. I listened to Mr. President’s broadcast at 7:00AM the place he was making an attempt to justify the hike within the pump worth of petrol, evaluating Nigeria with Saudi Arabia. Humorous factor is, he didn’t say that the minimal wage there may be ten occasions larger than what now we have in Nigeria.
“These are the sorts of belongings you see, all propaganda from the Authorities, it’s irritating. They’re speaking about electrical energy tariff. We’re paying for darkness in Nigeria. The Federal Authorities was speaking about 10 hours of electrical energy after I don’t get even as much as 10 minutes in Calabar South!
“The issue is, many are afraid to talk up as a result of the general public officers have succeeded in making us imagine our rights are privileges. I repeat, there may be nothing to have a good time about Nigeria at 60, is it the killings in southern Kaduna? Is it the monumental corruption in MDAs?
“Is it nepotism and neo-patrimonialism? Is it excessive unemployment charges? Is it excessive charge of poverty? Or is it the truth that by 2023? Mr. Buhari would have dominated Nigeria with an iron hand for 10 out of 63 years but, blames others for his personal errors, certainly he’s unaware and what a story of woe,” he acknowledged.