The Coalition of United Political Parties has condemned the attacks on the #RevolutionNow protesters across the country by security operatives.
National Secretary of CUPP, Peter Ameh, while expressing disapproval of the situation, in a statement called on the Nigerian Government to channel their energy to Southern Kaduna and North-East where bandits and Boko Haram terrorists currently hold sway.
Ameh pointed out that Nigeria was a democratic country and must ensure citizens are afforded the constitutional right to engage in peaceful protests.
The statement reads:
“The recent attack against peaceful revolution is highly condemned by the CUPP. Nigeria is a democratic state and as such citizens are afforded the constitutional right to engage in peaceful protest.
“The Presidency is therefore called to immediately hold the police and other security outfits accountable for the incessant violence and infringement of the rights of the masses. Nigeria has been liberated from the deadly claws of the military regime.
“We strongly call on Mr President to ensure that the blazing light of democracy handed over to him by the same electorates was not used as a furnace in roasting their lives.
“If only these actions can be transferred to Southern Kaduna and the North-East that are under bandits and terrorists attacks, better results could have been achieved.”