The Coalition for Revolution (CORE) unequivocally condemns the president Buhari-led administration on the continued repression of the popular mass and the press.
In a statement released by the coalition’s co-coveners, Baba Aye and Gbenga Komolafe, the coercive bureaucratic mechanisms of the state have gone on overdrive after the president’s lackluster nationwide broadcast on Thursday 22 October.
“Nigerians taking back palliatives that politicians and government officials stashed away whilst hunger walks nakedly across the land have been criminalised. The same regime that has not been able to arrest a single one of the security personnel that killed scores of protesters over the last three weeks have arrested over 170 people in Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Kogi, Kwara, Osu, Plateau states, and the Federal Capital Territory over the last few days, for taking back what is rightfully ours.
“The killings have also not stopped. Protesters and supposed “looters”, as well as, at least, one journalist earlier today in Lokoja, have been killed.
“Not content with killing citizens, the regime must also kill the truth if it could. Using the much-hated hate speech act, the National Broadcasting Commission which is chaired by a chieftain of the ruling APC party has slammed sanctions on Channels TV, Arise TV, and Africa Independent Television.”This is unacceptable!
CORE calls on all civic organisations, well-meaning persons, trade unions in the country, and across the world to lend in the voice to call the regime to order.