#TrackNigeria –The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has described the RevolutionNow protest scheduled to commence Monday as unpatriotic.
President, NYCN, Comrade Almustapha Asuku Abdullahi said in statement Sunday added that the protest was uncalled for as it is aimed at destabilizing Nigeria and the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The statement reads,”The leadership of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) wishes to use this medium to dissociate the Council leadership and its member from the #RevolutionNow Movement been convened by the African Action Congress (AAC) Presidential Candidate at the 2019 general elections, Omoyele Sowore for Monday August 5th, 2019.
“Exercising rights to freedom of speech, association and assembly should be with decorum Nigerian Youth will not be part of any unlawful gathering in the name of revolution.
“The *“RevolutionNow Movement”* call for mass action across the country against the Federal Government of Nigeria is ill-time and uncalled for.
“At a time when Nigeria is battling with barrage of Security Challenges no sane or right thinking individual will
be instigating the populace against the Government and calling for total short down of Nigeria.
“We call all security agencies to take charge and not allow any dissidents and foreign agents to draw us back as a nation.
The statement added that “The RevolutionNow Protest and the Convener are opposite in nature hence it became worrisome and explicitly pertinent for every concern Nigerians to ask several questions, the questionable antecedents and alleged fraudulent AAC National Chairman/Former Presidential Candidate send a big signal which deserve details verification.
“As this can be best described as deliberate attempt to destabilise Nigeria and government of President Muhammed Buhari.
As such any group of persons collaborating the call for revolution protest is unpatriotic.
“We call on all our members and Nigerian youth in general to always be law abiding and not to allow anybody or agents of the fourth columnist to use them as cannon fodder.
Abdullahi said “The Federal Government of Nigeria under the astute leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR is putting in his best in and working round the clock towards rejuvenating and repositioning our nation’s economy for her overall socio-economic development for the benefit of all Nigerians.
“Government must avert and tame the attempt to plug our nation into crisis and civil unrest by this set of greedy and political jobbers who are perceived to be under sponsorship of the external enemies of our dear nation.”