Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Panic As Northern Leader Calls For Protest Against Buhari

Northern leader, Balarabe Musa says Nigerians should protect themselves because the Buhari-led- administration is playing with their lives

– Balarabe says the hunger in land is enough to cause a revolt and he believes Nigerians should protest against the hardship because their lives are at risk

Balarabe Musa says Nigerians should protest against Buhari
Northern leader and national chairman of Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP), Balarabe Musa has told Nigerians to protest against President Buhari’s administration.

Daily Post quoted Balarabe as telling The Sun in an interview that hunger is a powerful tool in instigating protests and since the current administration has failed in ensuring food security, then Nigerians have a right protect their interests
He however admitted that this could have dire consequences for the Buhari-led administration.

He said: “Well, they should protest. I know that it is a risk because security men may shoot them. However, they should protest because this is their life. Somebody is playing with their lives, somebody is destroying their lives, they should defend their lives and protect their interest.

“Before the last general election, many Nigerians saw Buhari as an angel who could rescue the country from socio-economic problems but Nigerians are now saying that they misjudged, and Nigerians should in future make sure that they access any prospective leader critically, taking into account his records, his inclination and everything, particularly records of performance in office.

“Nigerians are not different from the rest of human kinds; they are not different from the rest of the people in the world. Whatever people did in the world to protect themselves or show their anger against bad government, Nigerians can do it, and nobody should deceive himself that Nigerians are so docile, that they will not revolt. Anger pushes anybody to the limit.”
According to him, “The idea of government asking Nigerians to be patient can only be sustained in a situation whereby people see hope and changes. But where people don’t see changes, where they don’t see the basis for expecting changes, and they suffer continuously, appealing to them to be patient i may befutile.

“There is hunger in the land and Nigerians are dying of hunger. I dare to warn the President and everybody that can listen, that history has proved that mass hunger, hunger of the population, mass poverty of the population, killer hunger have always been the most immediate cause of proletarian revolution in every country of the world. And the President should know this; let him not be deceived by those who are benefitting from the current situation of hunger.”

Meanwhile, Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi-West Senatorial District has called on President Buhari to take drastic measures on the ailing economy, including the immediate sack of the minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, minister of budget and national planning, Senator Udo Udoma and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele.

Melaye, in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, September 4, said the president must shake up his cabinet and accused some members of cabinet as lacking the capacity to deliver on the mandates of their ministries and agencies.

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