Members of the #RevolutionNow Group on Thursday took their protest to the United States Embassy in Abuja over the security and socio-economic situation in the country.
Thr group amongst other things demanded the resignation of the President, Muhammadu Buhari over insecurity, hunger, and corruption in the country.
The group was led by the publisher of Sahara Reporters,Omoyele Sowore, who was also the the presidential candidate African Action Congress (AAC) in the last general elections. The protesters wielded a big banner with the inscription, ‘Buhari has failed,’ ‘Resign Now’, and other placards which read, ‘Failed leadership has made Nigeria the capital of the world,’ and ‘#RevolutionNow’.
Also joining protesters were #BringBackOurGirls activist, Aisha Yesufu, Ariyo Dare-Atoye, and a PDP members Henry Shield, Adebayo Raphael, and a former aide to president Jonathan Deji Adeyanju of Concerned Nigerians, among others, criticised what they described as oppression in the country.
Yesufu in her remarks said Nigerians must make the nation work, stating that things were becoming unbearable.
Raphael said Nigerians have passed a vote of no confidence in the country’s political leadership, adding that “under Buhari, our economy is in shambles; under him, hardship has been redefined.”
Adeyanju said Nigerians were dissatisfied with the security and economic conditions in the country, stressing that “Nigeria is not working.”
He observed that soldiers, policemen, and other security agents have taken over the Unity Fountain, Maitama, where a rally was supposed to hold.
The activist appealed to the US to place a visa ban on the Director-General of the Department of State Services for clamping down on protesters in Osogbo.
The campaigners also sang solidarity songs and berated the government for failing to address the insecurity in the country.