The Lagos state government has granted permission to the Save Nigeria Group and its allies to stage two protests at the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park in Lagos. First protest is taking place today, Thursday, 19th January, 2012 and second one is on Saturday, January 21st, 2012.
Prominent National Leaders and Activists in the country have decided to openly demonstrate their displeasure and opposition to the deployment of military troops to Lagos and other parts of the country as well as the unilateral imposition of a pump price regime of N97 on petrol.
According to a statement signed on behalf of National Action Coalition of Democratic Forces, NACDF by Dr Wale Balogun of Citizen Forum, the Leaders have decided to storm the Lagos State House of Assembly Complex, Alausa, enroute Gani Fawehinmi, Freedom Park, Ojota on Thursday, 19th January to protest against the current highhanded actions of the Federal Government.
The protest march which is expected to commence at 10am will attract mass movement from both the Christian and Muslims communities, Youth Organisations, Artisans, Traders, Students, Workers, as prayers will also be said at the rally for the repose of the soul of those who lost their lives in the course of the last mass action, which greeted the hike in price of fuel by the Federal Government.
The protest tagged “Enough is Enough” will serve as a prelude to a series of mass action which is expected to culminate into major national rallies in Lagos, Kano, Kaduna Abuja, Enugu, Port Harcourt and Jos.
Today’s protest rally is expected to be led and addressed by Prof Ben Nwabueze, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, Dr Tunji Braithwaite, Prof Pat Utomi, Dr Kalu Idika Kalu, Dr Federick Fasheun, Mrs Ayo Obe, Ms Nike Ransome Kuti, Alhaji Shettimah Yerimah, Toyosi Akerele, Festus Keyamo, Femi Falana, Dr Dipo Fashina, Dr Arthur Nwakwo, Olisa Agbakoba, Rev Moses Iloh, Dr Lakin Akintola, Prof Akin Oyebode, Nasseer Kurah, Mr. Collins Eselemo, Ms Funmi Iyanda, Veteran Olawale Okunniyi, Kola Oyeneyin, Ozoula Giwa Amu, Mr. Bamidele Aturu, Yemi Adamolekun among other leaders of civil society groups and mass movement in the country
The press has also been invited to cover this historic protest march, the statement added.
[Source: Transparency ng]