Organisers of the #RevolutionNow protests on Sunday articulated the demands of the movement in five points. It also released the ‘Rules of Engagement’ for those taking part in the protests nationwide.
A statement by the Coalition of Revolution (CORE) regretted the protest became necesary because “the country has been plunged into crises by bereft leadership who have turned the country into a ‘business centre’.”
The statement added: “CORE is reiterating all the demands at this hour for proper clarification as usual.”
“The Police may have to explain to the world how the following listed demands would lead to a violent protest and treasonable felony like the Police PRO, DCP Frank Mba stated in the Force Press Release issued yesterday.”
“We understand that this is the crude old trick of the State to create fear in the minds of oppressed to delay their day of freedom.”
“But it is more glaring this time around that Nigerians have taken their destinies in their hands and are saying Enough is Enough to hardship, insecurity, insurgency, incessant killings, epileptic power supply, disrespect of court orders, blatant abuse of power and office, embarrassing corruption.”
- An economy that works for all and not a handful of individuals, banks and foreign multi-nationals.
- An effective and democratic end to insecurity and insurgency.
- An end to systemic corruption and for total system change in the interest of all.
- The immediate implementation of the 30,000 naira minimum wage at all levels in the public service as agreed with the trade unions.
- Education as an enforceable right and not a priviledge.
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
- We eschew all forms of violence. No protester should throw any object as little as stones or attack any security officials.
- We are aware of their intent to provoke the mass unduly by using undue tactics and sponsored agents, so as to give the protest a bad name.
- We encourage all Nigerians to remain calm as we are ready to fight these injustices to a logical conclusion.
- If you would come with water, make sure you come with water ONLY in plastic bottles. We say NO to glass wares.
- Irrespective of the colour orange recognized as the insignia of the protest, everyone is free to come dressed in ANY colour.