Sowore’s real reasons for #RevolutionNow

Youths and facilitators under the auspices of the Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria on Monday, August 4, defied threats of security agencies to hold the ‘Revolution Now’ protest in four states of the country and Abuja

The protesters said their demands which are in three phases, contains issues that must be addressed.

The three phases are as follows:

* First phase: End anti-people economic policies

* Second phase: End special privileges for the ruling class

* Third phase: Return political power and national wealth to the working people

First phase – End Anti-People Economic Policies:

* Return of fuel prices and electricity tariffs to their levels in 1999.

* End to estimated and inflated billing by the electricity distribution companies

* No devaluation of the Naira.

* End to the insecurity and constant bloodletting in the country

* Abolition of tuition fees in all public universities and secondary schools.

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* Immediate payment of the N30,000 minimum wage

* The immediate release of all political prisoners, including Shi’ite leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife

* The immediate payment of all outstanding salaries of workers and pensions of retirees.

Second phase – End Special Privileges for the Ruling Class:

* All public officials must be banned from educating their children in private schools in Nigeria or in schools in foreign countries.

* These officials must be banned also from obtaining healthcare in private hospitals in Nigeria or in hospitals in foreign countries.

* 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

Third phase – 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

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* The complete and uncompensated seizure by the working people of all private wealth accumulated by public officials during and after their tenure of service.

* The complete socialisation of all land in the country and declaration of access to land as a basic right.

* 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.

* To reduce the cost of governance by abolishing the Senate, thus establishing a uni-cameral legislature with only the House of Representatives.

* 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.

Updated: August 10, 2019 — 2:23 pm

76 Comments

  1. I don’t think there is any reason for the government to arrest Shower.

  2. Well I think it’s reasonable but will the government really go with that

  3. His agenda are realistic. Thus I see no reason why some persons should rephrend and combat against him for standing for the truth.

  4. Someone was after revolution. So it shouldn’t be enough reason to arrest the person

  5. Well I do think the country actually needs some changes but it depends on how

  6. I think what sowore is saying really is making sense may God help him

  7. Wow even some may disagree with me i strongly believe that there is wisdom in his speech

  8. Wow even some may disagree with me i strongly believe that there is wisdom in his speech

  9. this is so great and there is other things here that the leaders of this country had promised but have not fulfilled

  10. The sowore decision for the revolution now is indeed a very good one and we are in support of it so the government should look at it closely and give it a thought of understanding

  11. It a good idea bcos is a good plan he has for this country Nigeria.

  12. There is wisdom in what he is saying and thinking 🤔.may God help us o

  13. Let the government put an eye of hearing to this man reason and place things in oder

  14. The ideas is 100 percent good how which our government will accept with that ideas everyone could live in hamoney in this country .

  15. Sowore’s idea is a good one. I hope the government can grant the request stated here and work towards it for good.

  16. We dont want dont want your revolution what nigeria needs is division so
    that everyone can go his or her separate ways

  17. Wow even some may disagree with me i strongly believe that there is wisdom in his speech

  18. Youths and facilitators under the auspices of the Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria on Monday, August 4, defied threats of security agencies to hold the ‘Revolution Now’ protest in four states of the country and Abuja

    Their need should be meet and everything will be alright

  19. We dont want dont want your revolution what nigeria needs is division so that everyone can go his or her separate ways

  20. government put an ear of hearing to this man’s reason and place things

  21. Mr. Sowore really mean well for the citizen of Nigeria and has a good plan for the progress of the country. He deserve not to be imprisoned by the State Security Service in Abuja.

  22. If this can really be done, it would be good for us.. May God help you Sowore…

  23. let the government put an ear of hearing to this man’s reason and place things in order

  24. We dont want dont want your revolution what nigeria needs is division so that everyone can go his or her separate ways

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