Don’t ask me whether I am afraid or worried about the legal implications of what I am saying. I am carrying out a historical duty, and the only history can judge me, not a prosecutor or a federal judge. You can’t kill somebody who is not afraid of death – Omoyele Sowore, AAC National Chairman
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Omoyele Sowore and his party, African Action Congress (AAC) has announced the 5th August for the start of revolution protest tagged “Days of Rage” throughout the country in order to fight for a better Nigeria.
This was disclosed on Saturday in Abuja at the end of the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party by their reinstated National chairman, Omoyele Sowere.
He said, “the protest would be sustained until the country is put on the right path of honour where justice prevails. He stated that the action of the government compelled them to take the decision, noting that there was no level playing field in the last election.”
According to him,” election was an opportunity to carry out a revolution of the ballot box, but they stole the ballot box. They hijacked materials that were meant for a free and fair election, and as a result, they did not organise an election that was credible enough for people to have faith in the ballot box.”
“For the country to have a free and fair election in the future, there must be a showdown, and people must define who should be their electoral officers,” he continued.
He said, “The revolution has, therefore, become inevitable. We didn’t choose to go for revolution, and they chose it by ensuring that there was no level playing field in the last election.”
“As you know, they did it in Sudan, and it was started by some women. They were making fun of them, but they did not stop until doctors joined them, the labour union joined them and what started with five people became 5,000 and 500,000 and became 5,000,000, and the regime fell.”
“So don’t let anybody deceive you that in asking for a better government or country, you are committing any illegality. The biggest illegality being committed in Nigeria as of today is the rigging of the election in 2019. The moment you don’t allow people to express their God-given rights to choose their leaders, you are committing illegality and inviting resistance.”
“The group had mobilised people in Lagos and many parts of the country to create communities of resistance.”, He added.
The reinstated national chairman of the party further said, “the party had succeeded in creating awareness for the people to speak up and be resistant to all forms of poor services from the government.
He added that the consciousness being raised among Nigerian was not to promote or encourage violence but to create the culture of resistance in them.”
“I’m not the only one calling for revolution but 84% of Nigerian demand it instead of war judging by the poll conducted by the party.”
“I am not the only one asking for a revolution. 84% of Nigerians, according to a poll we conducted, want a revolution. They don’t want war, but these people want to drive us into war so that we can all be exterminated at once.
We don’t want war, and we want a very clean, quick and succinct revolutionary process that will put an end to the shenanigans of government, oppression and corruption,” he said.
“Many Nigerians were looking for a new Nigeria, but I’ve come to the conclusion that the crop of politicians who are in government today cannot deliver the Nigeria of our dream.”
He felt sorry for the level of corruption among government officials, especially those who subject Nigerians to myriads of hardship and harrowing experiences. He wondered how ministerial nominees who have corruption case hanging on their necks be asked to take a bow and go during their screening by the senate.
“Don’t ask me whether I am afraid or worried about the legal implications of what I am saying. I am carrying out a historical duty, and the only history can judge me, not a prosecutor or a federal judge. You can’t kill somebody who is not afraid of death, “He concluded.