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RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by Realdeals(m): 5:40pm On Aug 03, 2019
As a leading figure of the RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore continued his detention in DSS custody, the RevolutionNow organizer which include several CSO have vow to continue with the protest scheduled to start on Monday August 5 2019. They have also released the list of demands they are agitating against.

A Lagos-based lawyer and civil rights activist, Inibehe Effiong, said the government should focus on addressing the issues that informed the planned demonstration, rather than cracking down on citizens for exercising their rights to speech, association and assembly.

“We have a list of demands,” Mr Effiong said. “And everything borders around good governance.”

The protesters said the demand had been broken down into three phases, each of which contains a laundry of critical issues that must be addressed — failure over which the protest would not cease.

* First Bundle: End anti-people economic policies
* Second Bundle: End special privileges for the ruling class
* Third Bundle: Return political power and national wealth to the working people

The details of these bundles include:

First Bundle: End Anti-People Economic Policies:

* Return of fuel prices and electricity tariffs to their levels in 1999, the immediate repair of all the refineries, pipelines and fuel depots in Nigeria and, an end to the importation of fuel.
* End to estimated and inflated billing by the electricity distribution companies and to their extortion of money from consumers for transformers, poles, cables, etc.
* No devaluation of the Naira.
* End to the insecurity and constant bloodletting in the country but by methods that respect human rights and justice and the sack of the current set of service chiefs for their self-evident incompetence in their duties.
* Abolition of tuition fees and inflated service charges in all public universities and secondary schools.
* Immediate payment of the N30,000 minimum wage, with annual increases pegged to the rate of inflation and to the national average rate of profit of multinational corporations operating in Nigeria and of all local private companies employing more than 100 workers (irrespective of the contract status of such workers).
* The immediate release of all political prisoners, including Shi’ite leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, and an immediate stop to the persecution of people based on their political or religious beliefs or their ethnicity.
* The immediate payment of all outstanding salaries of workers and pensions of retirees.
* The immediate implementation of all agreements the government and private sector employers have signed with the trade unions at all levels and in all sectors.
* A massive public works and services program in every sector and level of the economy as well as in the urban and rural areas to provide employment for unemployed youths.


Second Bundle: End Special Privileges for the Ruling Class:

* All public officials in elective, appointive, or senior administrative positions must be banned from educating their children or dependants in private schools in Nigeria or in schools in foreign countries.

* These officials, their immediate family, and their dependants must be banned also from obtaining healthcare in private hospitals in Nigeria or in hospitals in foreign countries.

* These officials must also receive basic salaries and allowances not higher than those received by the highest paid professors in public Nigerian universities.

* An immediate end to the use of police or military personnel as private security guards for these officials.

* Except for the president and governors, these officials and their immediate family must not live in class-exclusive estates or other similar places of residence but among the working people who they serve.



Third Bundle: Return Political Power and National Wealth to the Working People:

* The complete and uncompensated repossession by the working people of all national resources stolen by the ruling class and their foreign masters through the fraudulent privatisation of public resources since 1986.

* The complete and uncompensated seizure by the working people of all private wealth accumulated by public officials (as defined above) during and after their tenure of service whose value exceeds their total lawful and demonstrable income during and after that tenure.

* The complete socialisation of all land in the country and declaration of access to land as a basic right, by this means to break the monopoly of the ruling class on ownership and access to land in the country and thus make land available to the poor who live by farming and those who need to build their own houses.

* To break the stranglehold of the ruling class on political power by banning from politics all who have stolen the people’s money and property since 1960 and those who have been in elective or appointive political office for more at any time before and since 1999, ending the influence of money and god-fathers in politics, imposing term-limits for national and state lawmakers, completely liberating local governments from state government control, returning power from the national and state levels to governing councils controlled by citizens at the town, city, and village levels, etc.

* To reduce the cost of governance by abolishing the Senate, thus establishing a uni-cameral legislature with only the House of Representatives; and by abolishing constituency projects to end the theft of public money through such projects.

* Abolishing the death penalty except for the embezzling or privatisation of the public wealth.

* Producing a new constitution for Nigeria by a democratic and people-led process involving open discussion, debate, and determination of proposals and suggestions by the working people in towns and villages, in factories, on farms, in the Diaspora, on school campuses, in neighbourhoods, market places, workplaces, mass media, social media, etc.


https://www.newsheadlines.com.ng/latest-nigeria-news-today/2019/08/03/revolutionnow-organizer-releases-list-of-demands-vow-to-go-ahead-with-protest/

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by alsudan: 5:41pm On Aug 03, 2019
Now you want a revolution, and there are no ‘trees’ to stand with you.

Buhari till 3083 btw.

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by Oche211(m): 5:48pm On Aug 03, 2019
If these are the demands, then nothing will stop the protest cos the Nigeria Govt that we have will not even meet one-tenth of those demands.

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by jojothegreat(m): 5:48pm On Aug 03, 2019
After helping Buhari divide votes in the election,now you want revolution Lmao x10 grin

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by Mrshocker(m): 5:52pm On Aug 03, 2019
Sowore shouldn’t have run for presidency if he truly want to fight for Revolution as an activist and not Power hungry strategist After loosing presidential election. Went to seek the supports of the aggrieved Kanu and Shiite, probably some support from Atiku to form mega protest against the government. #whyNOW that you loose an election and very unwise of him to use his Political Party logo “AAC”........ #ignoreoppositionprotest

We truly need a revolution but politicians can’t lead the protests because of there political interest. NO NO NO

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by Afamed: 5:53pm On Aug 03, 2019
By Monday they will release a First bank Account Tagged: #Get it back Revolution.Acc And ask the Mumu ones to donate. Maga must chop

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by ekineme(m): 5:55pm On Aug 03, 2019
This is not too big to ask, let the people in power look into this demand and at least fulfill 80% of it, it will make Nigeria a better place. The Economy is not smiling at all. We need a change.

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by 989900: 5:56pm On Aug 03, 2019
Even though I don't agree with a few of the above, agitators do have a right to express their demands in a peaceful way.

Taking that right away by suppression and intimidation while shouting 'change' in a 'democracy' is worse than treason.

It is an erosion of the actual basis of democracy, a democracy which the likes of Sowore fought for while Buhari was frolicking with the anti-democracy tyrant, Abacha (the one who never stole).

Leaving Buhari out of the picture for a second, what are the likes of Osinbajo, Tinubu, and Oshiomole saying about this totally anti-democratic disposition of their party? I mean, all of them Buhari inclusive, did lead massive protests at one time or the other with threatening missives to the government of the day.



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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by Trippledee(m): 6:01pm On Aug 03, 2019
The time is now

Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by maximilano: 6:17pm On Aug 03, 2019
Oche211:
If these are the demands, then nothing will stop the protest cos the Nigeria Govt that we have will not even meet one-tenth of those demands.
I will categorically say that no govt can meet these unrealistic demands. This was how APC made promises before 2015 and they have failed woefully. Let’s stop deceiving ourselves. This country is gone far beyond repairs, the best is to breakup or return to regional governance at worst.

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by nNEOo(m): 6:19pm On Aug 03, 2019
ekineme:
This is not too big to ask, let the people in power look into this demand and at least fulfill 80% of it, it will make Nigeria a better place. The Economy is not smiling at all. We need a change.




I think it all or nothing, look at it this way,
If you don't want your child to study in a public university, don't hold a public office

If you don't want to be treated in a public hospital, don't hold a public post .

If you want to earn above professors,don't take up a public office.

Etc.

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by Jac007(m): 8:22pm On Aug 03, 2019
They should add baba must wake up from his slumber.

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by jesmond3945: 8:23pm On Aug 03, 2019
I am sorry but this revolution will not work. The country is heavily divided.

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by Nobody: 8:23pm On Aug 03, 2019
lipsrsealed

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by GeoAfrikana(m): 8:23pm On Aug 03, 2019
I'm following.



Problem with many of these so-called activists is that they usually have hidden agenda. By the time their followers discover it's usually too late.

I remember how student Union used to mobilize students against the school authority. Only to hear later that they held a closed door meeting later and case has been solved. After his graduation the DSA will be the ones to get him job. The DSA that they told us are devils.


So whether you're with PMB or #revolutionnow ensure that you proceed with caution.

*edit*
After reading through the requirements I can say that these people are unrealistic and hypocritic.

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by chiagozien(m): 8:23pm On Aug 03, 2019
Yoruba revolution,let see how it goes,

NO be yoruba people again.




If you are an Igbo man dont join them in their so called revolution,

remember 1966 coup how they tag it igbo coup.if something bad happen on the process these same yorubas will tag it igbo revolution.

Also Remember that to the northerns and most yorubas,the only people against this government is Igbo.
Go to sahara reporter facebook page and read yoruba muslims comments then you will understand what am
saying.


Some of them have
already start denying sowore even when nothing have happen,telling you that he is ijaw man from ondo.

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by psp2pc(m): 8:24pm On Aug 03, 2019
alsudan:
Now you want a revolution, and there are no ‘trees’ to stand with you.

Buhari till 3083 btw.

ur Pic says a volume

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by Nobody: 8:24pm On Aug 03, 2019
Regardless of this long list of demands, this was just a bad time to start this revolutionary movement, Not when we RELATIVELY peaceful with a stable economy. Sowore picked a wrong schedule for this movement.


Let's take a look at a recent mass protest (still on going by the way) in Hong Kong against the proposed extradition bill. That protest was quick to spiral out of control from mere protest into a revolutionary movement, this is why people are still on the streets of Hong Kong even after the suspension of the proposed Bill

Another scenario is that of France, where Macron hike the price for fuel, The protest turned to a yellow vest movement that kept occuring every weekend till the hike was reverted but the people still clamouring for Macron removal

Conclusion
Sowore could have concealed his revolutionary plans till a little uprising like fuel hike or workers strike or even End Sars protest to further take advantage of the situation turning it into his proposed revolutionary movement. Revolution just don't happen when peace and economic stability is thriving. He could be charged in court for Treason or even disturbing public peace.

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by straighttalk(m): 8:25pm On Aug 03, 2019
I hope to see them on TV when they remove their shoes and be running for their dear life.

...wishing them happy run-around on Monday

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by Kennitrust(m): 8:25pm On Aug 03, 2019
Hello
Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by Pangea: 8:25pm On Aug 03, 2019
grin
Dem go hear?
No!
Poverty is a weapon!
And their paid goons are all round everywhere still defending this failed government!

No Nigerian politician wants the good of his or her own people!
They thrive on the blood and sorrow of the masses!
Bunch of ritualists, vampires and cannibals!

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by Antoeni(m): 8:25pm On Aug 03, 2019
We Should Be Thanking The Government For Taking The Right Steps in The Right Direction.
‪Sowore Threatened to Set Himself Ablaze on a Set Date DSS Have taken him into Mental Health Care Facility to care for his Sudden Mental Breakdown. One of the Responsibilities Government is Suicidal Prevention, I think Government Has Done the Needful to Care,Tame and Prevent Him ‬Taking his Own Life And Putting Others at Risk.

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by Nobody: 8:25pm On Aug 03, 2019
Naaa beat dem go beat una cheesy
Dey demand like data plan

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by Nemesis909: 8:25pm On Aug 03, 2019
What of the head of John the Baptist?

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by Amuocha: 8:26pm On Aug 03, 2019
Great.

Tinubu and Buhari did not envisage what is coming to befall them soon sad

Useless politicians

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by obembet(f): 8:27pm On Aug 03, 2019
#FreeSowore



- 12 million kids out of school
- daily kidnappings
- multidimensional poverty
- police brutality
- gross unemployment
- mismanaged economy
- religious discrimination

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by salbis(m): 8:27pm On Aug 03, 2019
Dis kind demand na em chief ZB dey call impossicant. General Buhari can not meet 1% of your demands, that i can say. There was an ample oppurtunity to vote out GMB sometimes this year, but you guys messed up, thinking you will be invited to wine and dine with the present government. Bunch of hypocrites, we shall continue to be in this shit till 2055. Sai baba!

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by kulikuli45: 8:28pm On Aug 03, 2019
Wrong

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by megafaraday(m): 8:28pm On Aug 03, 2019
These demands are way unrealistic. Even if some of them are to be implemented, they cannot be immediate.

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by Ayoswit(f): 8:28pm On Aug 03, 2019
This con3 don tire person sef undecided

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Re: RevolutionNow Organizer Releases List Of Demands, Vows To Go Ahead With Protest by wakes: 8:28pm On Aug 03, 2019
Ok

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