The Show Must Go On! Deji Adeyanju Insists His Group Will Proceed With June 12 Protest

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The Show Must Go On! Deji Adeyanju Insists His Group Will Proceed With June 12 Protest

The Convener of Concerned Nigerians, Activist Deji Adeyanju on Friday insisted that there is no going back on the planned June 12 protest by his group.

Adeyanju, who disclosed this while appearing on AIT Kakaaki Programme on Friday, said to him, the only language understood by the President Muhammadu Buhari is protest, lampooning him for saying that EndSARS protesters planned to remove him from office last October when the campaigners staged demonstrations against police brutality and extrajudicial killings.

Speaking on the planned protest, Adeyanju said the aim of the protest by his group was not to topple the government, adding that only the National Assembly has the powers to remove the President from office.
He said: “The issues we are protesting against are very germane, they are about insecurity, internet shutdown, we don’t want another increment in fuel price because that is what they are planning. Again, the prices of food in the market is unbelievable.

“If the President of a nation can be saying that people who are were protesting wanted to remove him from office, it calls the question as to the kinds of people advising the President. If you have someone like (the Minister of Justice Abubakar) Malami around, you should expect the worst, you should expect those kinds of things that the President was saying.

“Are we (protesters), parliamentarians? Only the National Assembly can remove the President from office. So, the President should disabuse his mind from that. These sycophants in government are his real enemies, critics are not his enemies.

“We are not criticising to mock the government. We are not protesting because we like to protest; we will like to be in our homes, or our offices…

“The reason why we are doing it (protesting) is because this is the language that Buhari understands.”

On if President Buhari truly understands protest as a language, Adeyanju said: “He does; when he was speaking yesterday (Thursday), he was speaking from a position of anger. This (protest) is the language he understands, this is the language all politicians understands.”

 

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