The Coalition for Revolution (CORE), in its press release, has demanded the immediate and unconditional release of 18 persons arrested in the peaceful protest held today at Yaba.
The demand includes the release of members of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) protesting the increase in fuel pump price and other anti-poor policies of the regime and journalists from The Punch and SaharaReporters.
In the statement signed by its Co-covener, Baba Aye and Gbenga Komolafe, it highlights the action as yet another expression of the dictatorial nature of the Major General Muhammadu Buhari-led regime.
“What it fails to realise though, is that we have a rich history of vicious dictators like him who end in ignominy, despite all the might they wield at a time to repress and suppress.
The point being made by the SPN activists and the mass of poor working-class people in Nigeria is simple: We cannot, and will not continue to bear the burden of increasing hardship that the regime is trying to make normal. Hence, the demand for an immediate reversal of the fuel pump price hike, increase in electricity tariff, and other anti-poor policies.
CORE, therefore, reiterates its demand for their immediate release and the need for continued and concerted resistance to the regime and for revolutionary system change.