The Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College students (NANS) has urged Nigerian youths to shun a nationwide protest being deliberate for Saturday, June 12, saying it’s a plot to destabilise the nation.
DAILY POST stories that there’s apprehension throughout the nation as some people have threatened to close down the nation with the stated protest, tagged #Buharimustgo.
However NANS stated the protest is being sponsored by some individuals who it stated are hellbent in disrupting the peace of the nation.
In a press convention addressed on the NUJ Secretariat, Okelewo, Abeokuta, the Ogun State Chairman of NANS, Damilola Simeon, stated the scholars physique would by no means be in help of any protest that will put the nation in jeopardy.
Simeon stated, with June 12, “we should proceed to understand the efforts of the founding fathers of Nigeria’s democracy, particularly late MKO Abiola, the daddy of Nigeria’s fashionable democracy, who fought and even laid down his life for Nigerians to have the democracy we at the moment are all having fun with.”
In accordance with him, June 12 carries heavy symbolism for a rustic that’s recognized for extra years of army rule than democracy.
He stated, “Going by this, we need to say that we’re not in help of any deliberate protest on June 12.
“We need to state unequivocally, that we’ll not be a part of any protest or ploy by anyone or group of people to disrupt the relative peace Nigerians are having fun with, nor would we be part of any protest whose goal is to trigger the disintegration of Nigeria.
“As a lot as we’re in opposition to the Federal authorities and President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration and its refusal to seek out lasting options to the myriads of issues confronting the nation, we is not going to take part any protest or transfer that can additional put Nigeria into destruction.
“We’re not anarchists and we’re not going to affix in something that can put the efforts of the founding fathers of Nigeria and those who fought for the unity and democracy of Nigeria in jeopardy.
“We’re not ingrates and regardless of the present state of affairs of the nation, we consider a mass protest that can trigger anarchy and weaken the already crisis-ridden safety structure of the nation shouldn’t be the answer to the issues.
“The glory of June 12 should not be rubbished by these inviting anarchy by way of the deliberate protest. The sacrifices of our founding fathers should not be compensated with rebellious acts in opposition to the nation. We consider Nigeria will survive the present turmoil and anarchy shouldn’t be the best way to go.
“MKO Abiola is our true son in Ogun State and we should always not permit egocentric people or teams of people to destroy his legacies all within the title of a protest.
“The management of NANS and NAOSS, due to this fact name on all college students within the State to shun the deliberate protest and embrace peace. We must always not permit ourselves for use by egocentric people and teams to destroy the nation.
“We attraction to these attacking police formations within the nation to place an finish to the act and embrace peace.”
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