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KUNLE AJAYI — ON THE DISTRESSING YEARS OF OCEAN SURGE AT AYETORO, OUR LEGENDARY ILAJE LONDON, TIME TO RESCUE A NATIONAL MONUMENT!

KUNLE AJAYI — ON THE DISTRESSING YEARS OF OCEAN SURGE AT AYETORO, OUR LEGENDARY ILAJE LONDON, TIME TO RESCUE A NATIONAL MONUMENT!

(Press statement of the Kunle Ajayi, African Action Congress (AAC) Gubernatorial Candidate in Ondo2024)



Just about two days after I tweeted on X about the issues of ocean surge and the systemic destruction of Ayetoro in Ilaje due to Oil Explorations and Climate Change, the whole Ayetoro community, in Ilaje local government Area of Ondo state have staged a protest and called on the federal and the state government to save their souls and rescue the community. This protest was yesterday, May 29th. 


 Ayetoro Community protested over the long neglect by both the Federal and State government for the past two decades. This is despite the “6.5billion shoreline project award by NDDC" which is yet executed after 16 years!


Over 700 houses destroyed. Students can no longer go to school, while the enviable Community-owned factories are washed off. There is no shoreline protection neither is there a Marine plan by former Governments.


Many do no understand the significance of Ayetoro as a Communalist Town self-built by the people. It is a special experimented town of how best to build on the ocean. Ayetoro used to be proudly called the London of Ilaje, with it's spectacular Egalitarian self-government. But sadly today, Ayetoro is getting extinct.


What is happening to Ayetoro is a parable to the whole of the Riverine Areas of Ondo state. This is why our party has adapted the great Amsterdam Plans to build a great chain of cities and towns all across Ilaje to Apoi to Arogbo with a well-mapped out rail/road Marine Transport way that will help to pave way for specially built Smart towns and cities that would be climate-fortified. 


Our party's approach to rebuilding Ayetoro and indeed the whole of Ondo Riverside will be proactive and explorative of great foresights over astonishments. Amsterdam is a city on water, yet, is one of the smartest and most artfully built globally with special use of Green Economy. 


To our Ayetoro people, I commend us for taking mass actions, and we must be consistent with this. These rulers will only come out to make fake promises like they have always been doing, just for the press and votes. Sadly, two former Deputy Governors under the Late Governor Rotimi Akeredolu did nothing to help the plights of Ayetoro and the whole Ondo South. Even in electricity, they have been grossly irresponsible. In fact, Agboola Ajayi's hometown, our beloved Kiribo, has never experienced electricity before. And Lucky Aiyedatiwa is a part and parcel of the old Akeredolu/NDDC fruitless promises to save Ayetoro. It's sad that nothing good can come from the Jerusalem of these anti-developmental elements anymore.


But Ayetoro, succour is coming. #IrapadaOndo has promised a concise and emergent action once we win the race to Alagbaka. Before this, we will keep standing in solidarity with not only Ayetoro, but all of the Ondo State people in pains and penuries.


I therefore use this opportunity on the Ondo State government and the Federal Ministry of Environment, Marine Economy and other agencies like NDDC and OSOPADEC to rise to their duties and declare a state of emergency on Ayetoro and other Niger Delta towns and villages currently ravaged by climate change as a result of the indiscriminate oil explorations. We will mobilize our party members, and supporters to join in active solidarity the Protests by the great Ayetoro community, as we urge the whole of the people of Ilaje, Ikale, Arogbo, and Apoi to unite and defend the rights of the Ayetoro people to good and comfortable living. While we are doing this, we are also helping our own collective future!



Signed,

Kunle Ajayi (Wizeman,)

Governorship Candidate,

The African Action Congress (AAC.)

30th, May, 2024.

(Press statement of the Kunle Ajayi, African Action Congress (AAC) Gubernatorial Candidate in Ondo2024)



Just about two days after I tweeted on X about the issues of ocean surge and the systemic destruction of Ayetoro in Ilaje due to Oil Explorations and Climate Change, the whole Ayetoro community, in Ilaje local government Area of Ondo state have staged a protest and called on the federal and the state government to save their souls and rescue the community. This protest was yesterday, May 29th. 


 Ayetoro Community protested over the long neglect by both the Federal and State government for the past two decades. This is despite the “6.5billion shoreline project award by NDDC" which is yet executed after 16 years!


Over 700 houses destroyed. Students can no longer go to school, while the enviable Community-owned factories are washed off. There is no shoreline protection neither is there a Marine plan by former Governments.


Many do no understand the significance of Ayetoro as a Communalist Town self-built by the people. It is a special experimented town of how best to build on the ocean. Ayetoro used to be proudly called the London of Ilaje, with it's spectacular Egalitarian self-government. But sadly today, Ayetoro is getting extinct.


What is happening to Ayetoro is a parable to the whole of the Riverine Areas of Ondo state. This is why our party has adapted the great Amsterdam Plans to build a great chain of cities and towns all across Ilaje to Apoi to Arogbo with a well-mapped out rail/road Marine Transport way that will help to pave way for specially built Smart towns and cities that would be climate-fortified. 


Our party's approach to rebuilding Ayetoro and indeed the whole of Ondo Riverside will be proactive and explorative of great foresights over astonishments. Amsterdam is a city on water, yet, is one of the smartest and most artfully built globally with special use of Green Economy. 


To our Ayetoro people, I commend us for taking mass actions, and we must be consistent with this. These rulers will only come out to make fake promises like they have always been doing, just for the press and votes. Sadly, two former Deputy Governors under the Late Governor Rotimi Akeredolu did nothing to help the plights of Ayetoro and the whole Ondo South. Even in electricity, they have been grossly irresponsible. In fact, Agboola Ajayi's hometown, our beloved Kiribo, has never experienced electricity before. And Lucky Aiyedatiwa is a part and parcel of the old Akeredolu/NDDC fruitless promises to save Ayetoro. It's sad that nothing good can come from the Jerusalem of these anti-developmental elements anymore.


But Ayetoro, succour is coming. #IrapadaOndo has promised a concise and emergent action once we win the race to Alagbaka. Before this, we will keep standing in solidarity with not only Ayetoro, but all of the Ondo State people in pains and penuries.


I therefore use this opportunity on the Ondo State government and the Federal Ministry of Environment, Marine Economy and other agencies like NDDC and OSOPADEC to rise to their duties and declare a state of emergency on Ayetoro and other Niger Delta towns and villages currently ravaged by climate change as a result of the indiscriminate oil explorations. We will mobilize our party members, and supporters to join in active solidarity the Protests by the great Ayetoro community, as we urge the whole of the people of Ilaje, Ikale, Arogbo, and Apoi to unite and defend the rights of the Ayetoro people to good and comfortable living. While we are doing this, we are also helping our own collective future!



Signed,

Kunle Ajayi (Wizeman,)

Governorship Candidate,

The African Action Congress (AAC.)

30th, May, 2024.

American International School, Abuja should be charged Along Yahaya Bello — Sowore

American International School, Abuja should be charged Along Yahaya Bello — Sowore


The human rights activist and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC Omoyele Sowore has said the American International School, Abuja, where the EFCC wanted former Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello and his former Chief of Staff, Ali Bello, laundered close to $ 1 million in the name of paying “future school fees” of their wards should be charged and prosecuted for money laundering instead of being allowed to refund the money.


In his words on x , formerly known as Twitter:

The American International School @AISAbuja, where fugitive former Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello @OfficialGYBKogi and his former Chief of Staff, Ali Bello, laundered close to $ 1 million in the name of paying “future school fees” of their wards should be charged and prosecuted for money laundering instead of being allowed to refund the money; 


this is the way the American justice system treats such cases on US soil, the @officialEFCC must also ensure the school discloses all such school fees paid by Politically Exposed Persons  (PEPs), 


I am sure there are a lot of discoveries that would be uncovered such that the school could be converted to a public school instead of its criminal connivance with financial criminals fleecing the Nigerian public across board, these must necessary apply to these ultra-expensive private schools in Nigeria. #RevolutionNow






The human rights activist and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC Omoyele Sowore has said the American International School, Abuja, where the EFCC wanted former Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello and his former Chief of Staff, Ali Bello, laundered close to $ 1 million in the name of paying “future school fees” of their wards should be charged and prosecuted for money laundering instead of being allowed to refund the money.


In his words on x , formerly known as Twitter:

The American International School @AISAbuja, where fugitive former Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello @OfficialGYBKogi and his former Chief of Staff, Ali Bello, laundered close to $ 1 million in the name of paying “future school fees” of their wards should be charged and prosecuted for money laundering instead of being allowed to refund the money; 


this is the way the American justice system treats such cases on US soil, the @officialEFCC must also ensure the school discloses all such school fees paid by Politically Exposed Persons  (PEPs), 


I am sure there are a lot of discoveries that would be uncovered such that the school could be converted to a public school instead of its criminal connivance with financial criminals fleecing the Nigerian public across board, these must necessary apply to these ultra-expensive private schools in Nigeria. #RevolutionNow





The Struggle Continues: Sowore Departs for USA after Five Years

The Struggle Continues: Sowore Departs for USA after Five Years

Sowore

Later today I will be returning to the US after almost five years of my unlawful, unjust and inhuman detention by the corrupt Nigerian political system since August 2019. Omoyele Sowore said as he is set to leave the country.


In his words: 'I was arrested, assaulted, tortured and detained for demanding that Nigerians deserved a nation that they can truly call their own. I was charged with treason - and after 5 years the APC government was forced to withdraw its trumped up charges against me."


"If the government thought that keeping me detained, and later restricting my movement would break my spirit, and cause me to renounce my commitment to fighting for the downtrodden Nigerian people, they are mistaken. "


"In the last five years, I have been denied the ability to visit my family, missing out on precious moments with my darling wife and wonderful children. I lost my brother to gunmen on Nigeria’s roads. My mother’s health deteriorated, due to the emotional toll of the government’s unrelenting assault on my person. My associates have faced arrest, and some imprisonment. "


"I stand today to declare that I am unbowed. My commitment to Nigeria is unshakable. My resolve to continue to fight for the betterment of the Nigerian nation and to demand accountability from her leaders will never be compromised. "


"Everything we said five years ago about the need for a radical restructuring of the Nigerian nation and the need for a revolution in our approach to politics and governance has come to pass. Corruption remains high and Nigerians are worse off today than they were five years ago. Inflation is making it difficult for people to put food on the table. Nigeria’s currency has been devalued by almost 100%. "


'I am under no illusions about what the future holds. I commuted myself to the mission of helping to create a Nigeria that fulfills its promise and realizes its potential, over 30 years ago. I have suffered greatly for that commitment. My family, colleagues, and associates who have stood by me throughout this journey have endured great pain and privations as well. "


Sowore further said: "For those who wonder what my next steps will be - I say this: I believe now, as I did over 30 years ago when I began this journey, that the vision of creating a just and egalitarian society must be established during my lifetime. "


"My trip today to reunite with my children and courageous and supportive wife is only for a short while. I will return to Nigeria to continue my struggle for the total liberation of our people from the shackles of the current corrupt, self serving political class. I will also be returning to face headlong, the remaining truckload of bogus criminal and civil cases that have been thrown at me since my detention in 2019."


'Let me use this opportunity to thank my family, lawyers particularly Femi Falana SAN, colleagues, and fellow revolutionaries at home and abroad who have stood firmly by my side, against all odds. "


The socio political and human rights activist optimistically added: "Nigeria will be free. Nigerians will see a nation that is free of corruption, that has leaders whose only interest is in uplifting the people and creating an environment where our people can realize their potential. "


"I remain committed to this ideal. It is a commitment that I have dedicated my life to, and my resolve to stay the path and keep on with the fight remains strong!"

#RevolutionNow

Sowore

Later today I will be returning to the US after almost five years of my unlawful, unjust and inhuman detention by the corrupt Nigerian political system since August 2019. Omoyele Sowore said as he is set to leave the country.


In his words: 'I was arrested, assaulted, tortured and detained for demanding that Nigerians deserved a nation that they can truly call their own. I was charged with treason - and after 5 years the APC government was forced to withdraw its trumped up charges against me."


"If the government thought that keeping me detained, and later restricting my movement would break my spirit, and cause me to renounce my commitment to fighting for the downtrodden Nigerian people, they are mistaken. "


"In the last five years, I have been denied the ability to visit my family, missing out on precious moments with my darling wife and wonderful children. I lost my brother to gunmen on Nigeria’s roads. My mother’s health deteriorated, due to the emotional toll of the government’s unrelenting assault on my person. My associates have faced arrest, and some imprisonment. "


"I stand today to declare that I am unbowed. My commitment to Nigeria is unshakable. My resolve to continue to fight for the betterment of the Nigerian nation and to demand accountability from her leaders will never be compromised. "


"Everything we said five years ago about the need for a radical restructuring of the Nigerian nation and the need for a revolution in our approach to politics and governance has come to pass. Corruption remains high and Nigerians are worse off today than they were five years ago. Inflation is making it difficult for people to put food on the table. Nigeria’s currency has been devalued by almost 100%. "


'I am under no illusions about what the future holds. I commuted myself to the mission of helping to create a Nigeria that fulfills its promise and realizes its potential, over 30 years ago. I have suffered greatly for that commitment. My family, colleagues, and associates who have stood by me throughout this journey have endured great pain and privations as well. "


Sowore further said: "For those who wonder what my next steps will be - I say this: I believe now, as I did over 30 years ago when I began this journey, that the vision of creating a just and egalitarian society must be established during my lifetime. "


"My trip today to reunite with my children and courageous and supportive wife is only for a short while. I will return to Nigeria to continue my struggle for the total liberation of our people from the shackles of the current corrupt, self serving political class. I will also be returning to face headlong, the remaining truckload of bogus criminal and civil cases that have been thrown at me since my detention in 2019."


'Let me use this opportunity to thank my family, lawyers particularly Femi Falana SAN, colleagues, and fellow revolutionaries at home and abroad who have stood firmly by my side, against all odds. "


The socio political and human rights activist optimistically added: "Nigeria will be free. Nigerians will see a nation that is free of corruption, that has leaders whose only interest is in uplifting the people and creating an environment where our people can realize their potential. "


"I remain committed to this ideal. It is a commitment that I have dedicated my life to, and my resolve to stay the path and keep on with the fight remains strong!"

#RevolutionNow

How Omoyele Sowore's Maternal Grandfather Pa Olawoye Recorded Sowore's birthdate

How Omoyele Sowore's Maternal Grandfather Pa Olawoye Recorded Sowore's birthdate




Omoyele Sowore, a renown activist and presidential candidate of the African Action  Congress both in 2019 and 2023 general elections has revealed how his birth date was recorded in 1971 by his maternal grandfather.


Sowore

While many of our leaders and political officeholders either doctored their age or declear that their birth dates are known, Sowore publihed the raw data as was written by his maternal grandfather Pa John Olawoye.


Sowore wrote on his FB page !!!


 This was how Omoele Sowore mum’s dad (my grandfather on the maternal side) recorded my birth in Yoruba Language back in 1971. He was a brilliant and handsome guy with nice handwriting, unfortunately he passed on not too long after I was born. His name was and still remains, John Olawoye! 


YORUBA: Kehinde bí ọmọ ọkùnrin ní 16 February 1971, malon  fi ẹsẹ ọmọ nà tẹ́lẹ̀ ni 6 April 1971. Orúkọ ọmọ ni Johnson Ọmọyẹle Soworẹ, àti Omolaso, orúkọ tí bàbá ìyá rẹ pé ọmọ nà nìyẹn. Mr John Olawọye.

Owo isọmọ lórúkọ jẹ́ poun kan sílè mẹ́jọ ati kọ̀bọ̀ (£1.88 Shillings 1 Kobo)


ENGLISH: Kehinde gave birth to a male child on February 16th, 1971. He was christened on April the 6th, 1971. The child's name is Johnson Omoyele Sowore, also known as Omolaso, a name given to him by his maternal grandfather, John Olawoye. The naming fee was one pound, eight shillings, and one kobo. 

Translated by Daramola Victor




Omoyele Sowore, a renown activist and presidential candidate of the African Action  Congress both in 2019 and 2023 general elections has revealed how his birth date was recorded in 1971 by his maternal grandfather.


Sowore

While many of our leaders and political officeholders either doctored their age or declear that their birth dates are known, Sowore publihed the raw data as was written by his maternal grandfather Pa John Olawoye.


Sowore wrote on his FB page !!!


 This was how Omoele Sowore mum’s dad (my grandfather on the maternal side) recorded my birth in Yoruba Language back in 1971. He was a brilliant and handsome guy with nice handwriting, unfortunately he passed on not too long after I was born. His name was and still remains, John Olawoye! 


YORUBA: Kehinde bí ọmọ ọkùnrin ní 16 February 1971, malon  fi ẹsẹ ọmọ nà tẹ́lẹ̀ ni 6 April 1971. Orúkọ ọmọ ni Johnson Ọmọyẹle Soworẹ, àti Omolaso, orúkọ tí bàbá ìyá rẹ pé ọmọ nà nìyẹn. Mr John Olawọye.

Owo isọmọ lórúkọ jẹ́ poun kan sílè mẹ́jọ ati kọ̀bọ̀ (£1.88 Shillings 1 Kobo)


ENGLISH: Kehinde gave birth to a male child on February 16th, 1971. He was christened on April the 6th, 1971. The child's name is Johnson Omoyele Sowore, also known as Omolaso, a name given to him by his maternal grandfather, John Olawoye. The naming fee was one pound, eight shillings, and one kobo. 

Translated by Daramola Victor

#PHOTOSPEAKS : Omoyele Sowore shares this, no statement added

#PHOTOSPEAKS : Omoyele Sowore shares this, no statement added



This picture shared on Friday 17th February 2023  by the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress AAC Omoyele Sowore has keeps many people speculating and some calling on the activist to back Labour Party presidential candidate Mr Peter Obi.

Sowore posted the picture on his social media accounts. 



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This picture shared on Friday 17th February 2023  by the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress AAC Omoyele Sowore has keeps many people speculating and some calling on the activist to back Labour Party presidential candidate Mr Peter Obi.

Sowore posted the picture on his social media accounts. 



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LACKADAISICAL ATTITUDE OF THE STATE'S DPP AND MINISTRY OF JUSTICE - Oyo TIB calls for immediate redress and justice!

LACKADAISICAL ATTITUDE OF THE STATE'S DPP AND MINISTRY OF JUSTICE - Oyo TIB calls for immediate redress and justice!

 TAKE IT BACK MOVEMENT - OYO STATE


ON THE LACKADAISICAL ATTITUDE OF THE STATE'S DPP AND MINISTRY OF JUSTICE


TIB calls for immediate redress and justice!


The Oyo state TIB has observed keenly, the lackadaisical nature of the Oyo state's department of state prosecution (DPP) in handling cases involving the common masses. 


It is much worse to know that most of these attitudes have costed enormous number of victims and their families both psychological and material losses. 


We have it on authority how cases in the state suffer little or no attention, and transfers from one office, hand or court to the other without any meaningful result. Worth mentioning among series of such cases, is the embattled case of the #FreeOyo11 #EndSARS protesters arrested since over a year now by the Seyi Makinde government on unproven grounds. These individuals, with one of them dying in the cause, have suffered detention in the worst of the Oyo state prisons without any diligent prosecution. 


We condemn this ineffective discharge of duties by both the DPP and ministry of justice of the state. We can see that the idea of getting justice in court of law, largely controlled by the ruling class, is not always guaranteed for an average man. In most cases, such justice, if eventually served, would have suffered much delay, which in itself can be regarded as another form of injustice. Justice delayed, they say, is justice denied. 


For us, the struggle to take back sanity into the Nigerian system and all her sectors remains undaunted for us. We encourage the public to continue to  lend their voices for diligent and transparent investigations into the issues surrounding the detention of #FreeOyo11 who have been facing torture already while the police sleeps. 


In 21st century, we are it is unethical for Police alone to investigate and prosecute suspect without presence of ministry's of justice representative in process of interrogation and statement writing, but reverse is the case in our Ministry of Justice because their official has neglected thier official duties on "Sebi, The Police are helping Us" and it empower the interrogator's (Police) to force and torture suspect while taking their statement without the presence legal luminary who will stand to protect the suspects right to Freedom of speech as established in 1999 constitution et al, these act has terminate/caught short lives of innocent citizens which also has landed many citizens in prison for crime they have no knowledge of.


We can also see that since over a year too, Oyo state has refused to  publish reports of the judicial panel on #EndSARS. This cannot be disconnected from possible cover ups by the state on the events, that is, killings and brutalization of citizens that happened at Ojoo. We believe that the truth cannot be covered no matter how long, because this truth is already with the masses.


Lastly, we condemn in strong terms this lackadaisical attitude of the state and its actors on the question of justice and we use this medium to demand immediate actions on the aforementioned issues.


Viva Aluta!


Signed:

Com. Emiola Solomon

State Coordinator

 TAKE IT BACK MOVEMENT - OYO STATE


ON THE LACKADAISICAL ATTITUDE OF THE STATE'S DPP AND MINISTRY OF JUSTICE


TIB calls for immediate redress and justice!


The Oyo state TIB has observed keenly, the lackadaisical nature of the Oyo state's department of state prosecution (DPP) in handling cases involving the common masses. 


It is much worse to know that most of these attitudes have costed enormous number of victims and their families both psychological and material losses. 


We have it on authority how cases in the state suffer little or no attention, and transfers from one office, hand or court to the other without any meaningful result. Worth mentioning among series of such cases, is the embattled case of the #FreeOyo11 #EndSARS protesters arrested since over a year now by the Seyi Makinde government on unproven grounds. These individuals, with one of them dying in the cause, have suffered detention in the worst of the Oyo state prisons without any diligent prosecution. 


We condemn this ineffective discharge of duties by both the DPP and ministry of justice of the state. We can see that the idea of getting justice in court of law, largely controlled by the ruling class, is not always guaranteed for an average man. In most cases, such justice, if eventually served, would have suffered much delay, which in itself can be regarded as another form of injustice. Justice delayed, they say, is justice denied. 


For us, the struggle to take back sanity into the Nigerian system and all her sectors remains undaunted for us. We encourage the public to continue to  lend their voices for diligent and transparent investigations into the issues surrounding the detention of #FreeOyo11 who have been facing torture already while the police sleeps. 


In 21st century, we are it is unethical for Police alone to investigate and prosecute suspect without presence of ministry's of justice representative in process of interrogation and statement writing, but reverse is the case in our Ministry of Justice because their official has neglected thier official duties on "Sebi, The Police are helping Us" and it empower the interrogator's (Police) to force and torture suspect while taking their statement without the presence legal luminary who will stand to protect the suspects right to Freedom of speech as established in 1999 constitution et al, these act has terminate/caught short lives of innocent citizens which also has landed many citizens in prison for crime they have no knowledge of.


We can also see that since over a year too, Oyo state has refused to  publish reports of the judicial panel on #EndSARS. This cannot be disconnected from possible cover ups by the state on the events, that is, killings and brutalization of citizens that happened at Ojoo. We believe that the truth cannot be covered no matter how long, because this truth is already with the masses.


Lastly, we condemn in strong terms this lackadaisical attitude of the state and its actors on the question of justice and we use this medium to demand immediate actions on the aforementioned issues.


Viva Aluta!


Signed:

Com. Emiola Solomon

State Coordinator

PRESS STATEMENT: THE AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS (AAC) FROWNS AT THE CONTINUOUS ATTEMPTS ON THE LIFE OF MR OMOYELE SOWORE

PRESS STATEMENT: THE AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS (AAC) FROWNS AT THE CONTINUOUS ATTEMPTS ON THE LIFE OF MR OMOYELE SOWORE

*THE AAC WILL NOT ACCEPT ATTACKS ON OMOYELE SOWORE AND OTHER PRO-DEMOCRACY CAMPAIGNERS, AS THE NEW NORMAL.*


*WE CALL ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO STOP PERSECUTING HIM AND STOP THIS OBVIOUS DANCE OF SHAME*




In the list of the new lows that the despicable Buhari-regime has sunk Nigeria into, is the mobilization of thugs through its militia arm, the State Security Service (SSS) and other security agencies to attack pro-democracy campaigner, the Chairman of the African Action Congress, Mr Omoyele Sowore. 


It has become trite to see thugs operating violently yet freely in broad daylight, at the Federal High Court premises in Abuja, specifically when Sowore alongside other Nigerians comes to solidarize with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigneous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the trial by the Federal Government. 


It is also not news that these thugs enjoy state protection, as it has been the case everytime he’s been attacked. The last time being October 21, 2021, these thugs attacked Sowore but were apprehended and handed over to the Police by courageous journalists who were locked out of the Court by “official thugs”- the DSS. This happened while all heavily armed security agents looked the other way. 

These thugs were then released almost immediately and we can not ascertain if at all they were taken to the Federal Secretariat Police station before being released. 


The case wasn’t different today December 2, 2021 as the thugs came prepared to kill. The window of Mr Sowore’s car was smashed in a bid to get hold of him and while he was driven away, other things that could cause harm were thrown at his car. Members of our party in his company were also not spared by these thugs. 


We condemn in the strongest terms these attacks on the Chairman of our party, Mr Sowore and we call on the Buhari regime to stop this show of shame it is serving the international community. 


While the Buhari regime seeks to normalize fascism, hardship and human rights violation, the AAC through all revolutionary means will not fold its arms on this issue. We refuse to accept as a new normal these brazen attacks on individuals and corporate entities who hold dissenting opinions against the Buhari regime.  


The AAC will not watch this slide or wait for another “Government magic” (killing and later denial of killing) to happen to our peace-loving Chairman, as it is now the case of several massacres in the country. 


Conclusively, we call on the Buhari regime to pick itself from the dust and accept defeat honourably. It must stop forthwith the persecution of Omoyele Sowore as it is glaring the regime has no case against him. 



Signed: 

National Publicity Secretary 

Femi Adeyeye 

2/12/2021

*THE AAC WILL NOT ACCEPT ATTACKS ON OMOYELE SOWORE AND OTHER PRO-DEMOCRACY CAMPAIGNERS, AS THE NEW NORMAL.*


*WE CALL ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO STOP PERSECUTING HIM AND STOP THIS OBVIOUS DANCE OF SHAME*




In the list of the new lows that the despicable Buhari-regime has sunk Nigeria into, is the mobilization of thugs through its militia arm, the State Security Service (SSS) and other security agencies to attack pro-democracy campaigner, the Chairman of the African Action Congress, Mr Omoyele Sowore. 


It has become trite to see thugs operating violently yet freely in broad daylight, at the Federal High Court premises in Abuja, specifically when Sowore alongside other Nigerians comes to solidarize with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigneous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the trial by the Federal Government. 


It is also not news that these thugs enjoy state protection, as it has been the case everytime he’s been attacked. The last time being October 21, 2021, these thugs attacked Sowore but were apprehended and handed over to the Police by courageous journalists who were locked out of the Court by “official thugs”- the DSS. This happened while all heavily armed security agents looked the other way. 

These thugs were then released almost immediately and we can not ascertain if at all they were taken to the Federal Secretariat Police station before being released. 


The case wasn’t different today December 2, 2021 as the thugs came prepared to kill. The window of Mr Sowore’s car was smashed in a bid to get hold of him and while he was driven away, other things that could cause harm were thrown at his car. Members of our party in his company were also not spared by these thugs. 


We condemn in the strongest terms these attacks on the Chairman of our party, Mr Sowore and we call on the Buhari regime to stop this show of shame it is serving the international community. 


While the Buhari regime seeks to normalize fascism, hardship and human rights violation, the AAC through all revolutionary means will not fold its arms on this issue. We refuse to accept as a new normal these brazen attacks on individuals and corporate entities who hold dissenting opinions against the Buhari regime.  


The AAC will not watch this slide or wait for another “Government magic” (killing and later denial of killing) to happen to our peace-loving Chairman, as it is now the case of several massacres in the country. 


Conclusively, we call on the Buhari regime to pick itself from the dust and accept defeat honourably. It must stop forthwith the persecution of Omoyele Sowore as it is glaring the regime has no case against him. 



Signed: 

National Publicity Secretary 

Femi Adeyeye 

2/12/2021

#FreeNnamdiKanu 's trial, The Lawless DSS MOBILISES THUGS TO ATTACK SOWORE AGAIN!

#FreeNnamdiKanu 's trial, The Lawless DSS MOBILISES THUGS TO ATTACK SOWORE AGAIN!

"Today again, the DSS mobilised thugs to attack and kill me for attending Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s farcical trial at the Federal High Court in Abuja. They came well prepared, however, we can’t be deterred. The struggle continues." - Sowore


Video




The attacks on the activist by DSS agents and their thugs would not be tolerated.

No one has a monopoly of violence,any other attack 


Sowore Wrote: This is a video clip of the deadly attack on me today at the Federal High court in Abuja.



 #ExonerateOgoni9  #TakeItBack 

#BuhariMustGo  #NoGoingBack   #RevolutionNow

"Today again, the DSS mobilised thugs to attack and kill me for attending Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s farcical trial at the Federal High Court in Abuja. They came well prepared, however, we can’t be deterred. The struggle continues." - Sowore


Video




The attacks on the activist by DSS agents and their thugs would not be tolerated.

No one has a monopoly of violence,any other attack 


Sowore Wrote: This is a video clip of the deadly attack on me today at the Federal High court in Abuja.



 #ExonerateOgoni9  #TakeItBack 

#BuhariMustGo  #NoGoingBack   #RevolutionNow

PRESS STATEMENT: VICTORY IN SIGHT AS MATTER AT APPEAL COURT, ABUJA IS ADJOURNED TO 22ND FEBRUARY, 2022 FOR HEARING

PRESS STATEMENT: VICTORY IN SIGHT AS MATTER AT APPEAL COURT, ABUJA IS ADJOURNED TO 22ND FEBRUARY, 2022 FOR HEARING






The African Action Congress (AAC) wishes to inform all members and the public of its appeal against the furtherance of illegality under the supervision of Professor Mahmoud Yakubu’s Independent National Electoral Commisson (INEC), which came up today November 10, 2021 at the Court of Appeal, Abuja.


The three-man panel of Justices of the Court of Appeal in Abuja granted our Motion to amend our Notice of Appeal and Brief of Argument.


As a party that believes in democratic tenets and the principles of separation of power, we have approached the Court for a redress against the judgment delivered against the party's leadership in a case which was sponsored by some disgruntled and fraudulent elements who were expelled from the party through constitutional and democratic means. 


The National Legal Adviser, Inibehe Effiong (Esq.) while addressing the press today made it clear that victory is at sight and that none of the Respondents (Leonard and INEC) have filed a counter-argument to the appeal. 


However, we also wish to state that we are not oblivious of the oppressive and exploitative system we are up against, whose judicial mills grind slowly when it concerns pro-people political alternatives such as ours. But the mill gets overtly energized when it concerns those who have ruined our space and have cornered our resources for the solidification of their political hegemony.


We appeal that our matter be given speedy hearing for the sake of justice. 


The National Working Committee of the party led by Mr Omoyele Sowore is confident that the imposters who are mere willful tools in the hands of our oppressors would soon run out of gas, as the people of Nigeria are mobilized against their agenda.


We shall return to the Court of Appeal in Abuja on the 22nd day of February, 2022 for hearing of our substantive appeal.


Onward to victory. 


Signed: 


Femi Adeyeye 

National Publicity Secretary, 

African Action Congress 

10/11/2021






The African Action Congress (AAC) wishes to inform all members and the public of its appeal against the furtherance of illegality under the supervision of Professor Mahmoud Yakubu’s Independent National Electoral Commisson (INEC), which came up today November 10, 2021 at the Court of Appeal, Abuja.


The three-man panel of Justices of the Court of Appeal in Abuja granted our Motion to amend our Notice of Appeal and Brief of Argument.


As a party that believes in democratic tenets and the principles of separation of power, we have approached the Court for a redress against the judgment delivered against the party's leadership in a case which was sponsored by some disgruntled and fraudulent elements who were expelled from the party through constitutional and democratic means. 


The National Legal Adviser, Inibehe Effiong (Esq.) while addressing the press today made it clear that victory is at sight and that none of the Respondents (Leonard and INEC) have filed a counter-argument to the appeal. 


However, we also wish to state that we are not oblivious of the oppressive and exploitative system we are up against, whose judicial mills grind slowly when it concerns pro-people political alternatives such as ours. But the mill gets overtly energized when it concerns those who have ruined our space and have cornered our resources for the solidification of their political hegemony.


We appeal that our matter be given speedy hearing for the sake of justice. 


The National Working Committee of the party led by Mr Omoyele Sowore is confident that the imposters who are mere willful tools in the hands of our oppressors would soon run out of gas, as the people of Nigeria are mobilized against their agenda.


We shall return to the Court of Appeal in Abuja on the 22nd day of February, 2022 for hearing of our substantive appeal.


Onward to victory. 


Signed: 


Femi Adeyeye 

National Publicity Secretary, 

African Action Congress 

10/11/2021

PRESS STATEMENT: LAI MOHAMMED’S STATEMENT ON #ENDSARS AND LEKKI MASSACRE IS ONE INSULT, TOO MANY

PRESS STATEMENT: LAI MOHAMMED’S STATEMENT ON #ENDSARS AND LEKKI MASSACRE IS ONE INSULT, TOO MANY

AAC DESCRIBES IT AS IRRESPONSIBLE AND IT CONFIRMS OUR POSITION THAT THE BUHARI REGIME IS TERRORISTIC


#ENDSARSMEMORIAL: WHY THE PEOPLE OF NIGERIA MUST PRESS ON UNTIL JUSTICE IS SERVED. 



The attention of our party, the African Action Congress (AAC) has been drawn to a statement credited to the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed which was issued in Abuja today 20/10/2021, which marks the anniversary of the grossly unfortunate Lekki shooting that claimed lives of over 50 Nigerians, left many young Nigerians permanently injured and threw many homes into a grieving mood for life. 


Rather than share consolations and seek restitution, after accepting the ignominious role it played in quelling the most organized civil disobedience in recent history, as it is expected of a government in the 21st century, the regime has shown maximum recalcitrance; such that reeks of corruption and a megalomaniac posture. 


Reading through the gaffe Lai issued as a statement, no one would argue that the sole intention of the Minister was to protect by all means necessary the face of the regime from local and international shame because it has lost out on the debate. He failed woefully. 


The description of the massacre as “phantom” by the infamous Minister of “misinformation” is the highest form of insensitivity and irresponsibility any government official could show at a time like this. Not even on a day when the largest demography- the youths, are remembering their loved ones who were slain for standing up for their fundamental human rights; in particular, their right to life. 


The AAC as a revolutionary party would do all that is possible not to allow history to be distorted right before our eyes. 


The EndSARS protest that lasted over 12 days witnessed massive participation from both the young and elderly, wherein the young people showed to the world how organized Nigerians are, when there is a unity of purpose. Rallies, marches, even concerts were held nationally peacefully until the government Lai represents showed up in its usual oppressive and suppressive style. 


We all saw how government vehicles ferried armed thugs to disrupt the protest grounds across states after the Police failed in the assigned repression. In Lagos, air-conditioned buses were used to move those who would cause a mayhem and despite their faces being exposed everywhere on social media, no arrest was made. 

Vehicles with FGN-number plate were offloading thugs while men dressed in outfits similar to the DSS’s were seen supervising their onslaught on protesting citizens. This brings us to the conclusion that the government was the sole purveyor of violence during EndSARS protests. This remains so, even today. 


It is important to cast our minds back to the statement of President Muhammadu Buhari when he was asked about the #EndSARS protests by journalists. The President shamelessly declared that the young people wanted to chase him out of office. Doesn’t it call for concern that the President’s understanding of a protest of such magnitude, armed only with clear demands was reduced to a planned coup? 

What was/is the President afraid of? 


This brings us to an inference that a leopard can not change its spots. A coupist, no matter how branded as a “reformed democrat” would continue to think like a coupist. 


Nigerians do not need a soothsayer to tell where the order to attack those peacefully gathered at Lekki toll gate on the 20th of October 2020, came from. 

And in a manner so similar of how global terrorists operate, the Nigerian government through the Army and Police unleashed the most dastardly terror on citizens on the 20th October, 2020. 


To put it in proper perspective without undue verbosity is the fact that the many lies and distortions told, first by the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Sanwoolu, the truant Army representative at the Panel of Restitution set up, Brigadier General Ahmed Taiwo, the Police representative, ACP Oludotun Odubona Government lawyers and forensics analyst, have confirmed all the truth about how the massacre was planned and executed. 


The African Action Congress (AAC) condemns in strongest terms the statement of the Minister; describes it as insensitive, irresponsible and a concoction of cheap lies. 


Now to our demands. 


1. We ask that the Minister withdraws his gaffe and start preparing his resignation letter, as the party would not hesitate to mobilize Nigerians far and wide to force such. Nigerians have had enough of the insults from Alhaji Lai Mohammed and his goons. 


2. That the National Economic Council chaired by the Vice President start without any further delay, the compensation to victims of SARS brutality as recommended by the State panels. 


3. Immediate arrest and open prosecution of erring SARS officers including one CSP James Nwafor who has been on the run since the protests started. 


4. That the Lekki Massacre Panel report should be concluded and made public in the shortest possible time by the Lagos Restitution Panel. 


5. That all EndSARS and Post-EndSARS protesters (over 300 of them) including political prisoners be released immediately and unconditionally. This executive rascality must not be allowed to continue in a democracy. 


6. An apology to be made by President Muhammadu Buhari to all Nigerians who participated in #EndSARS for the role his regime played in disrespecting the rights to associate and express opinions freely; without intimidation and violent repression, as seen one year ago. 


We would like to conclude with the position which we have always maintained, that until the Buhari regime and the exploitative system that produce and continue to breathe oxygen into all forms of brutalities, including economic brutality, are blotted out by the people, there would be no meaningful conclusion to our sufferings. 



Signed: 


Femi Adeyeye 

National Publicity Secretary. 

10/20/2021

AAC DESCRIBES IT AS IRRESPONSIBLE AND IT CONFIRMS OUR POSITION THAT THE BUHARI REGIME IS TERRORISTIC


#ENDSARSMEMORIAL: WHY THE PEOPLE OF NIGERIA MUST PRESS ON UNTIL JUSTICE IS SERVED. 



The attention of our party, the African Action Congress (AAC) has been drawn to a statement credited to the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed which was issued in Abuja today 20/10/2021, which marks the anniversary of the grossly unfortunate Lekki shooting that claimed lives of over 50 Nigerians, left many young Nigerians permanently injured and threw many homes into a grieving mood for life. 


Rather than share consolations and seek restitution, after accepting the ignominious role it played in quelling the most organized civil disobedience in recent history, as it is expected of a government in the 21st century, the regime has shown maximum recalcitrance; such that reeks of corruption and a megalomaniac posture. 


Reading through the gaffe Lai issued as a statement, no one would argue that the sole intention of the Minister was to protect by all means necessary the face of the regime from local and international shame because it has lost out on the debate. He failed woefully. 


The description of the massacre as “phantom” by the infamous Minister of “misinformation” is the highest form of insensitivity and irresponsibility any government official could show at a time like this. Not even on a day when the largest demography- the youths, are remembering their loved ones who were slain for standing up for their fundamental human rights; in particular, their right to life. 


The AAC as a revolutionary party would do all that is possible not to allow history to be distorted right before our eyes. 


The EndSARS protest that lasted over 12 days witnessed massive participation from both the young and elderly, wherein the young people showed to the world how organized Nigerians are, when there is a unity of purpose. Rallies, marches, even concerts were held nationally peacefully until the government Lai represents showed up in its usual oppressive and suppressive style. 


We all saw how government vehicles ferried armed thugs to disrupt the protest grounds across states after the Police failed in the assigned repression. In Lagos, air-conditioned buses were used to move those who would cause a mayhem and despite their faces being exposed everywhere on social media, no arrest was made. 

Vehicles with FGN-number plate were offloading thugs while men dressed in outfits similar to the DSS’s were seen supervising their onslaught on protesting citizens. This brings us to the conclusion that the government was the sole purveyor of violence during EndSARS protests. This remains so, even today. 


It is important to cast our minds back to the statement of President Muhammadu Buhari when he was asked about the #EndSARS protests by journalists. The President shamelessly declared that the young people wanted to chase him out of office. Doesn’t it call for concern that the President’s understanding of a protest of such magnitude, armed only with clear demands was reduced to a planned coup? 

What was/is the President afraid of? 


This brings us to an inference that a leopard can not change its spots. A coupist, no matter how branded as a “reformed democrat” would continue to think like a coupist. 


Nigerians do not need a soothsayer to tell where the order to attack those peacefully gathered at Lekki toll gate on the 20th of October 2020, came from. 

And in a manner so similar of how global terrorists operate, the Nigerian government through the Army and Police unleashed the most dastardly terror on citizens on the 20th October, 2020. 


To put it in proper perspective without undue verbosity is the fact that the many lies and distortions told, first by the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Sanwoolu, the truant Army representative at the Panel of Restitution set up, Brigadier General Ahmed Taiwo, the Police representative, ACP Oludotun Odubona Government lawyers and forensics analyst, have confirmed all the truth about how the massacre was planned and executed. 


The African Action Congress (AAC) condemns in strongest terms the statement of the Minister; describes it as insensitive, irresponsible and a concoction of cheap lies. 


Now to our demands. 


1. We ask that the Minister withdraws his gaffe and start preparing his resignation letter, as the party would not hesitate to mobilize Nigerians far and wide to force such. Nigerians have had enough of the insults from Alhaji Lai Mohammed and his goons. 


2. That the National Economic Council chaired by the Vice President start without any further delay, the compensation to victims of SARS brutality as recommended by the State panels. 


3. Immediate arrest and open prosecution of erring SARS officers including one CSP James Nwafor who has been on the run since the protests started. 


4. That the Lekki Massacre Panel report should be concluded and made public in the shortest possible time by the Lagos Restitution Panel. 


5. That all EndSARS and Post-EndSARS protesters (over 300 of them) including political prisoners be released immediately and unconditionally. This executive rascality must not be allowed to continue in a democracy. 


6. An apology to be made by President Muhammadu Buhari to all Nigerians who participated in #EndSARS for the role his regime played in disrespecting the rights to associate and express opinions freely; without intimidation and violent repression, as seen one year ago. 


We would like to conclude with the position which we have always maintained, that until the Buhari regime and the exploitative system that produce and continue to breathe oxygen into all forms of brutalities, including economic brutality, are blotted out by the people, there would be no meaningful conclusion to our sufferings. 



Signed: 


Femi Adeyeye 

National Publicity Secretary. 

10/20/2021

#ENDSARS MEMORIAL: Global terrorism carried out against innocent young Nigerian citizens by Buhari led regime

#ENDSARS MEMORIAL: Global terrorism carried out against innocent young Nigerian citizens by Buhari led regime







Throughout #Endsars protests in October 2020, the Muhammadu Buhari regime mobilised well-armed thugs to attack unarmed #EndSARS protesters here in Abuja, they were ferried around in Government registered vehicles, some of them mobilised through Jabi Park, they injured and even killed two peaceful protesters.


 







In Lagos Gov. Sanwoolu gave out official air conditioned state owned commercial BRT buses to thugs to attack #EndSARS peaceful protesters camped at the Lagos State House of Assembly, when they didn’t succeed they mobilised the HQ Nigerian Army to shoot and murder innocent #endsarsprotesters at #Lekkitollgate, that global terrorism carried out against innocent young Nigerian citizens by Muhammadu Buhari, Jide Sanwoolu and then Chief of Army Staff Yusuf Tukur Buratai led to the untimely but brutal deaths of many.



Now the same government is claiming they are worried about “hoodlums hijacking” the #endsarsmemorial. Muhammadu Buhari, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and DSS men accompanying hoodlums are the real HOODLUMS! #RevolutionNow #BuhariMustGo




Omoyele Sowore







Throughout #Endsars protests in October 2020, the Muhammadu Buhari regime mobilised well-armed thugs to attack unarmed #EndSARS protesters here in Abuja, they were ferried around in Government registered vehicles, some of them mobilised through Jabi Park, they injured and even killed two peaceful protesters.


 







In Lagos Gov. Sanwoolu gave out official air conditioned state owned commercial BRT buses to thugs to attack #EndSARS peaceful protesters camped at the Lagos State House of Assembly, when they didn’t succeed they mobilised the HQ Nigerian Army to shoot and murder innocent #endsarsprotesters at #Lekkitollgate, that global terrorism carried out against innocent young Nigerian citizens by Muhammadu Buhari, Jide Sanwoolu and then Chief of Army Staff Yusuf Tukur Buratai led to the untimely but brutal deaths of many.



Now the same government is claiming they are worried about “hoodlums hijacking” the #endsarsmemorial. Muhammadu Buhari, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and DSS men accompanying hoodlums are the real HOODLUMS! #RevolutionNow #BuhariMustGo




Omoyele Sowore

#Nigeria@61: Unity of Nigeria is negotiable in the faces of disarray, confusion, cannibalistic, reeking incompetence of highest order - AAC

#Nigeria@61: Unity of Nigeria is negotiable in the faces of disarray, confusion, cannibalistic, reeking incompetence of highest order - AAC

 BEING THE PRESS TEXT OF THE AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS, IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 61ST INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY, ON OCTOBER 4, 2021 AT 13A, ISAAC JOHN STREET, IKEJA LAGOS


Good day ladies and gentlemen of the Press. 

It is our pleasure at the African Action Congress (AAC) to welcome you to this auspicious Press conference that is being organized to espouse some of the issues bedevilling our country, Nigeria, to assess the state of the country, the socio-political conditions of the mass of our people, to criticize as necessary and to proffer solutions as a fore-sighted political party armed with revolutionary ideas.


We are gathered here today, not as accidents of history but as conscious elements positioned by past and current realities that are due to the ubiquitous failure of government, which has led the Nigerian state to a total collapse. 

But as nature abhors vacuum, the burden to right the wrongs in our socio-political and economic sphere have rested on us. This burden, we have carried with pride for the last 3 years as a political party.







There are no milder words to put the state of the nation, other than disarray, confusion, cannibalistic, reeking incompetence of the highest order and backwardness. Since flag independence in 1960, the everyday Nigerian whose interests we protect and aspirations we push, at the African Action Congress have been shut out of governance. Despite the 22 years of uninterrupted civil rule, the average Nigerian cannot boast of any dividends of the much-touted democracy. He has been left to cater for himself in all forms of human survival. Recent of all the darts thrown at him, is the sermon that he should find a way to defend himself against violent attacks by different types of terrorists the government has found comfortable names for- ‘’bandits’’, ‘’killer herdsmen’’ and ‘’unknown gunmen’’.

To score the Buhari regime on its failure to fulfil any of its promises to the mass of our people would be a waste of productive time. We shall require another measurement scale for it. In 2015 and again in 2019, the APC campaigned on three pillars – security, anti-corruption, and economy; the Buhari regime has failed woefully on all three.


SECURITY


Insecurity has been “democratized” and become so pervasive that there is no greater testimony of the large-scale insecurity in the land than the robbery of the Chief of Staff to the President within the Aso Villa presidential precincts and the recent invasion, killing of two officers and abduction of another officer inside the nation’s premier military training institution, the Nigerian Defence Academy. The Buhari regime is a god with clay feet which is incapable of protecting itself and its officials from the insecurity it has wrought on the nation. If it is so incompetent in protecting its high-ranking officials, how can it protect the ordinary citizens? Can one give what he doesn’t have!

It is so unfortunate that there has not been any progressive realization of the safe and conducive space for all. Rather, Nigeria has retrogressed under the Buhari regime and it is now the 3rd most terrorized country in the world.


Placing the Nigerian space on a map today, the Buhari regime cannot boast of 10 percent where it has total control of and can assert sovereignty. We now have a horrible situation whereby terrorists now do humanitarian works like international NGOs, impose taxes on citizens and even declare a Governor for the people.  


ANTI-CORRUPTION


The Buhari regime came in 2015 huffing and puffing about fighting corruption and mouthing slogans such as “if we don’t kill corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria”. Rather than kill corruption, it has pampered the corrupt. The regime continues to deodorize its officials engaged in corruption and abuse of office. The APC membership card is now effectively a “get-out-of-jail-card” for corrupt officials. People standing trial for corruption, simply move into the party and their sins are forgiven as stated by its former chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. There is no better example of this than the current Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva who had all his property earlier seized via court order, some of which he deposed in an affidavit were not his, returned to him by the EFCC when he became the arrowhead of the party’s rigging machine in Bayelsa state. The regime has bungled every corruption case instituted and has failed to achieve a conviction in the rash of corruption trials it instituted on coming to power in 2015.


ECONOMY


There is no sector where the regime’s abysmal failure and incompetence is most glaring than the economy. To pose the question which the current Minister of Works posed to the other pair of the two left legs we call “major” political parties in Nigeria, the PDP during the 2015 elections “are your lives better today than they were 5 year ago?” the resounding answer is a loud NO!

Unlike Midas, everything Buhari and his regime touches simply turns to dust. The first economic recession Nigeria witnessed was in 1984 during his short-lived brutal regime. In his second coming to power, Nigeria has suffered two other economic recessions, one in 2016 and another in 2020. He has the uncanny ability to turn success to failure and prosperity to poverty.


The economy under Buhari has been characterized by widespread poverty, galloping inflation and unsustainable debt overhang.


In 2020, an additional seven million Nigerians were plunged into what the World Bank described as multi-dimensional poverty by the Buhari regime bringing the number of Nigerians who wallow in multidimensional poverty to 98 million people or almost 50% of our total population. The multidimensional poverty index measures not just poverty by income, but also by access to health, education and living conditions such as sanitation, portable water, electricity, and housing.


The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in its figures show that 40% or 83 million Nigerians live in poverty in 2020. Even if we take the NBS figures, the number of Nigerians living in poverty exceed the total populations of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Mauritius and Eswatini (Swaziland) put together.

The Buhari regime has made a song and dance about cash transfers to tackle poverty but what Nigerians need is not hand out to party cronies. What is required is an enabling environment and sound policy directives which allow Nigerians to unleash their creative abilities to create wealth. As the bible teaches, what we need are fishers not handing over fishes to us.

The extreme poverty in the country has been exacerbated by galloping inflation and chronic unemployment.

Inflation in Nigeria continues to rise at an alarming rate. As at Q2 2021, it stands at over 17% fueled by rising food prices and considering that about 50% of Nigerians’ disposable income is spent on food (compared to less than 10% in UK, US and Canada), this is a double whammy for Nigerians.  Insecurity has ensured that farmers in both the north and south cannot go to their farms due to threat of banditry, kidnapping or clashes with itinerant herders. The hare-brained policy of shutting land borders for over a year ostensibly to curb small arms trafficking only succeeded in pushing up prices of goods and encouraging smuggling and corruption at the borders. To make matters worse, the president came out to admit that the policy had not succeeded in curbing the inflow of arms as more arms had come in during the border closure than previously. All these coupled with the free fall of the naira due to a monetary policy based on cronyism and patronage has brought untold hardship on Nigerians. How does one define incompetence if not this!

In Q2, 2015 when the Buhari regime came into power, unemployment was less than 10%, by the end of 2020, Buhari had worsened it to over 33% and rising. Youth unemployment is about 50% thus providing a ready army for terrorists and other criminal enterprises.

In our 2019 campaign policy document, we proposed an ambitious programme to boost disposable income, engage the youths in productive activities and embark on massive public works to ameliorate our infrastructure deficit as well as provide employment. Some said our plan to raise the minimum wage to N100,000.00 will cause inflation; now with a paltry N30,000.00 minimum wage we still have rising inflation occasioned by Buhari’s incompetence.


Nowhere is Buhari’s mismanagement of the economy more obvious and disturbing than in the unsustainable debt into which he continues to plunge the country. The regime met a debt profile of $10.72 billion in 2015 and has ballooned this $33.35 billion! Today, 97% of our revenue is used to service debt (that is, pay interest), no nation develops this way.


DEMOCRATIC SPACE and HUMAN RIGHTS


It is the position of the African Action Congress that the democratic space in the last 22 years and most especially under the Buhari Regime has suffered major setbacks and the civic platforms that should breathe life to people’s participation in governance have continue to shrink. To mention a few is the deregistration of political parties that, according the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), failed to meet the conditions to remain registered. Despite a previous court order to the contrary, the INEC continue in its undemocratic defiance to people’s participation.

We maintain that this is inimical to what the likes of the Late Gani Fawehinmi fought for, i.e- the multi-party system. Nigerians will not succumb to the binary choice pressure from the two sides of an evil coin- APC and PDP. Political parties and the participation in them must be based on ideology and they must not be reduced to ‘’special purpose vehicles’’ for ‘’winning’’ elections.

Furthermore, as glaring as an albino in daylight are the abuse of power, gross attacks on human rights, viz a viz, rights to freedom of expression, of association, to hold thoughts, beliefs and conscience, flagrant disobedience to court orders, laced with irritating impunity.

The human rights record of the Buhari regime is such that should worry any rational human being. If anything, the regime has always topped rankings when it concerns poor performance of institutions that should protect rights of citizens. The Police is atop in this aspect.


There is no gainsaying that the unpopular regime is afraid of any gathering of the people. From trying to attack social media, to the ban of Twitter, the draconian broadcasting codes, asking Civil Society organizations and NGOs to pay tax, the regime keeps sinking the country and it is preventing any engagement whatsoever and wherever that is geared towards saving what’s left of the country. But for the conscious efforts, laced with sweat and blood of the young people of this country sometime in October 2020, during the global protests tagged #EndSARS, we may by now be queuing at Aso Villa to receive permits to sneeze. 


NATIONAL QUESTION


One of the biggest debates today in the country is the question of nationhood, whether to break into bits, maintain the status quo, however unfortunate or to restructure.

We maintain that these agitations, especially from the rank and file have more economic inclinations than political. We are clear on the fact that asides the nepotistic stature of President Buhari, what have continued to fuel the agitation for secession from different quarters are crippling poverty, economic backwardness, perennial social turmoil in the midst of vast human and material resources. Anyone who is not analyzing this issue within these contexts would be doing a half work.


The common man would not mind the height, stature, religion, body language or mother tongue of the occupier (intended meaning) of Aso Villa, if there was fair access to the dividends of our commonwealth- quality and affordable education, proper healthcare, good infrastructure, a thriving business environment and adequate security in all forms. If the Yoruba farmer could go to farm and be assured of the safety of himself and the works of his hands, the Igbo trader to his business with the assurance of prosperity and the Hausa with other ethnic nationalities within the space could be afforded a thriving and safe environment that welcomes development, no one would admire the call for the break-up of such union. What is unfortunate is that the reverse is the case as of today. And rather than address the underlying issues, the unpopular Buhari regime has resorted to violent harassment of the protesters who are exercising, of all rights, their rights to freedom of expression.  


Our position in the African Action Congress is that self-determination is a right. Even the Christian Bible posits that ‘’Can two walk together except they agree?’’, let alone 200 tribes. The people in the Nigerian space must come together to discuss how they want to live and be governed. The AAC believes that the unity of Nigeria is negotiable and must be negotiated within the ambits of the law that affords equity, fairness and social justice. We are of the belief that you do not command peace into the air by some declaration in Abuja. Where there is no justice, peace is definitely going to be missing.


THE WAY FORWARD AS A PEOPLE


The AAC posits that its manifesto forms the instrument with which it shall mobilize all Nigerians in the struggle for political power towards peace and prosperity. The Manifesto code-named SPICERHEAT is detailed on the way out of this quagmire we have found ourselves as a people.


However, we are making the following immediate demands. 

- Immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners- Omoyele Sowore, Nnamdi Kanu, Sunday Adeyemo (Sunday Igboho), and all #EndSARS protesters who are still unjustly languishing in detention centres across the country. We hope the regime will toe the path of civility, reason and logic to release these persons before the 20th of October, 2021 which marks the anniversary of the killing of peaceful protesters which is now known as the Lekki Massacre.


- An immediate stop to the executive harassment of striking doctors. Their demands should rather be met.


- Immediate halt to borrowing, until a serious and independent audit of the earlier received loans is done.


- The trashing of the accidented Electoral Act 2021 (amended) that gives allowance for fraud and hijack of the electoral space by money-bags. For an Act that allows full electronic transmission of results. 


- That President Muhammadu Buhari should resign with immediate effect as he has shown gross incompetence and cluelessness as it concerns piloting the affairs of the country. For the creation of an interim national government to midwife a brand new constitution that will usher in credible elections. 


Also, a call for a national conference of Nigerians drawn from all ethnic nationalities, religious and cultural orientations, gender classifications and age differentiation, towards establishing a progressive, socially just, economically equitable, and ecologically sustainable society, is imminent at this time. We shall continue to be part of such discussions and shall provide leadership at all times.


We call on members of the public, home and abroad to join the African Action Congressonly ideologically clear formidable opposition party in the country.


Thank you.

Solidarity.


Signed:


Femi Adeyeye

National Publicity Secretary

 BEING THE PRESS TEXT OF THE AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS, IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 61ST INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY, ON OCTOBER 4, 2021 AT 13A, ISAAC JOHN STREET, IKEJA LAGOS


Good day ladies and gentlemen of the Press. 

It is our pleasure at the African Action Congress (AAC) to welcome you to this auspicious Press conference that is being organized to espouse some of the issues bedevilling our country, Nigeria, to assess the state of the country, the socio-political conditions of the mass of our people, to criticize as necessary and to proffer solutions as a fore-sighted political party armed with revolutionary ideas.


We are gathered here today, not as accidents of history but as conscious elements positioned by past and current realities that are due to the ubiquitous failure of government, which has led the Nigerian state to a total collapse. 

But as nature abhors vacuum, the burden to right the wrongs in our socio-political and economic sphere have rested on us. This burden, we have carried with pride for the last 3 years as a political party.







There are no milder words to put the state of the nation, other than disarray, confusion, cannibalistic, reeking incompetence of the highest order and backwardness. Since flag independence in 1960, the everyday Nigerian whose interests we protect and aspirations we push, at the African Action Congress have been shut out of governance. Despite the 22 years of uninterrupted civil rule, the average Nigerian cannot boast of any dividends of the much-touted democracy. He has been left to cater for himself in all forms of human survival. Recent of all the darts thrown at him, is the sermon that he should find a way to defend himself against violent attacks by different types of terrorists the government has found comfortable names for- ‘’bandits’’, ‘’killer herdsmen’’ and ‘’unknown gunmen’’.

To score the Buhari regime on its failure to fulfil any of its promises to the mass of our people would be a waste of productive time. We shall require another measurement scale for it. In 2015 and again in 2019, the APC campaigned on three pillars – security, anti-corruption, and economy; the Buhari regime has failed woefully on all three.


SECURITY


Insecurity has been “democratized” and become so pervasive that there is no greater testimony of the large-scale insecurity in the land than the robbery of the Chief of Staff to the President within the Aso Villa presidential precincts and the recent invasion, killing of two officers and abduction of another officer inside the nation’s premier military training institution, the Nigerian Defence Academy. The Buhari regime is a god with clay feet which is incapable of protecting itself and its officials from the insecurity it has wrought on the nation. If it is so incompetent in protecting its high-ranking officials, how can it protect the ordinary citizens? Can one give what he doesn’t have!

It is so unfortunate that there has not been any progressive realization of the safe and conducive space for all. Rather, Nigeria has retrogressed under the Buhari regime and it is now the 3rd most terrorized country in the world.


Placing the Nigerian space on a map today, the Buhari regime cannot boast of 10 percent where it has total control of and can assert sovereignty. We now have a horrible situation whereby terrorists now do humanitarian works like international NGOs, impose taxes on citizens and even declare a Governor for the people.  


ANTI-CORRUPTION


The Buhari regime came in 2015 huffing and puffing about fighting corruption and mouthing slogans such as “if we don’t kill corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria”. Rather than kill corruption, it has pampered the corrupt. The regime continues to deodorize its officials engaged in corruption and abuse of office. The APC membership card is now effectively a “get-out-of-jail-card” for corrupt officials. People standing trial for corruption, simply move into the party and their sins are forgiven as stated by its former chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. There is no better example of this than the current Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva who had all his property earlier seized via court order, some of which he deposed in an affidavit were not his, returned to him by the EFCC when he became the arrowhead of the party’s rigging machine in Bayelsa state. The regime has bungled every corruption case instituted and has failed to achieve a conviction in the rash of corruption trials it instituted on coming to power in 2015.


ECONOMY


There is no sector where the regime’s abysmal failure and incompetence is most glaring than the economy. To pose the question which the current Minister of Works posed to the other pair of the two left legs we call “major” political parties in Nigeria, the PDP during the 2015 elections “are your lives better today than they were 5 year ago?” the resounding answer is a loud NO!

Unlike Midas, everything Buhari and his regime touches simply turns to dust. The first economic recession Nigeria witnessed was in 1984 during his short-lived brutal regime. In his second coming to power, Nigeria has suffered two other economic recessions, one in 2016 and another in 2020. He has the uncanny ability to turn success to failure and prosperity to poverty.


The economy under Buhari has been characterized by widespread poverty, galloping inflation and unsustainable debt overhang.


In 2020, an additional seven million Nigerians were plunged into what the World Bank described as multi-dimensional poverty by the Buhari regime bringing the number of Nigerians who wallow in multidimensional poverty to 98 million people or almost 50% of our total population. The multidimensional poverty index measures not just poverty by income, but also by access to health, education and living conditions such as sanitation, portable water, electricity, and housing.


The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in its figures show that 40% or 83 million Nigerians live in poverty in 2020. Even if we take the NBS figures, the number of Nigerians living in poverty exceed the total populations of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Mauritius and Eswatini (Swaziland) put together.

The Buhari regime has made a song and dance about cash transfers to tackle poverty but what Nigerians need is not hand out to party cronies. What is required is an enabling environment and sound policy directives which allow Nigerians to unleash their creative abilities to create wealth. As the bible teaches, what we need are fishers not handing over fishes to us.

The extreme poverty in the country has been exacerbated by galloping inflation and chronic unemployment.

Inflation in Nigeria continues to rise at an alarming rate. As at Q2 2021, it stands at over 17% fueled by rising food prices and considering that about 50% of Nigerians’ disposable income is spent on food (compared to less than 10% in UK, US and Canada), this is a double whammy for Nigerians.  Insecurity has ensured that farmers in both the north and south cannot go to their farms due to threat of banditry, kidnapping or clashes with itinerant herders. The hare-brained policy of shutting land borders for over a year ostensibly to curb small arms trafficking only succeeded in pushing up prices of goods and encouraging smuggling and corruption at the borders. To make matters worse, the president came out to admit that the policy had not succeeded in curbing the inflow of arms as more arms had come in during the border closure than previously. All these coupled with the free fall of the naira due to a monetary policy based on cronyism and patronage has brought untold hardship on Nigerians. How does one define incompetence if not this!

In Q2, 2015 when the Buhari regime came into power, unemployment was less than 10%, by the end of 2020, Buhari had worsened it to over 33% and rising. Youth unemployment is about 50% thus providing a ready army for terrorists and other criminal enterprises.

In our 2019 campaign policy document, we proposed an ambitious programme to boost disposable income, engage the youths in productive activities and embark on massive public works to ameliorate our infrastructure deficit as well as provide employment. Some said our plan to raise the minimum wage to N100,000.00 will cause inflation; now with a paltry N30,000.00 minimum wage we still have rising inflation occasioned by Buhari’s incompetence.


Nowhere is Buhari’s mismanagement of the economy more obvious and disturbing than in the unsustainable debt into which he continues to plunge the country. The regime met a debt profile of $10.72 billion in 2015 and has ballooned this $33.35 billion! Today, 97% of our revenue is used to service debt (that is, pay interest), no nation develops this way.


DEMOCRATIC SPACE and HUMAN RIGHTS


It is the position of the African Action Congress that the democratic space in the last 22 years and most especially under the Buhari Regime has suffered major setbacks and the civic platforms that should breathe life to people’s participation in governance have continue to shrink. To mention a few is the deregistration of political parties that, according the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), failed to meet the conditions to remain registered. Despite a previous court order to the contrary, the INEC continue in its undemocratic defiance to people’s participation.

We maintain that this is inimical to what the likes of the Late Gani Fawehinmi fought for, i.e- the multi-party system. Nigerians will not succumb to the binary choice pressure from the two sides of an evil coin- APC and PDP. Political parties and the participation in them must be based on ideology and they must not be reduced to ‘’special purpose vehicles’’ for ‘’winning’’ elections.

Furthermore, as glaring as an albino in daylight are the abuse of power, gross attacks on human rights, viz a viz, rights to freedom of expression, of association, to hold thoughts, beliefs and conscience, flagrant disobedience to court orders, laced with irritating impunity.

The human rights record of the Buhari regime is such that should worry any rational human being. If anything, the regime has always topped rankings when it concerns poor performance of institutions that should protect rights of citizens. The Police is atop in this aspect.


There is no gainsaying that the unpopular regime is afraid of any gathering of the people. From trying to attack social media, to the ban of Twitter, the draconian broadcasting codes, asking Civil Society organizations and NGOs to pay tax, the regime keeps sinking the country and it is preventing any engagement whatsoever and wherever that is geared towards saving what’s left of the country. But for the conscious efforts, laced with sweat and blood of the young people of this country sometime in October 2020, during the global protests tagged #EndSARS, we may by now be queuing at Aso Villa to receive permits to sneeze. 


NATIONAL QUESTION


One of the biggest debates today in the country is the question of nationhood, whether to break into bits, maintain the status quo, however unfortunate or to restructure.

We maintain that these agitations, especially from the rank and file have more economic inclinations than political. We are clear on the fact that asides the nepotistic stature of President Buhari, what have continued to fuel the agitation for secession from different quarters are crippling poverty, economic backwardness, perennial social turmoil in the midst of vast human and material resources. Anyone who is not analyzing this issue within these contexts would be doing a half work.


The common man would not mind the height, stature, religion, body language or mother tongue of the occupier (intended meaning) of Aso Villa, if there was fair access to the dividends of our commonwealth- quality and affordable education, proper healthcare, good infrastructure, a thriving business environment and adequate security in all forms. If the Yoruba farmer could go to farm and be assured of the safety of himself and the works of his hands, the Igbo trader to his business with the assurance of prosperity and the Hausa with other ethnic nationalities within the space could be afforded a thriving and safe environment that welcomes development, no one would admire the call for the break-up of such union. What is unfortunate is that the reverse is the case as of today. And rather than address the underlying issues, the unpopular Buhari regime has resorted to violent harassment of the protesters who are exercising, of all rights, their rights to freedom of expression.  


Our position in the African Action Congress is that self-determination is a right. Even the Christian Bible posits that ‘’Can two walk together except they agree?’’, let alone 200 tribes. The people in the Nigerian space must come together to discuss how they want to live and be governed. The AAC believes that the unity of Nigeria is negotiable and must be negotiated within the ambits of the law that affords equity, fairness and social justice. We are of the belief that you do not command peace into the air by some declaration in Abuja. Where there is no justice, peace is definitely going to be missing.


THE WAY FORWARD AS A PEOPLE


The AAC posits that its manifesto forms the instrument with which it shall mobilize all Nigerians in the struggle for political power towards peace and prosperity. The Manifesto code-named SPICERHEAT is detailed on the way out of this quagmire we have found ourselves as a people.


However, we are making the following immediate demands. 

- Immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners- Omoyele Sowore, Nnamdi Kanu, Sunday Adeyemo (Sunday Igboho), and all #EndSARS protesters who are still unjustly languishing in detention centres across the country. We hope the regime will toe the path of civility, reason and logic to release these persons before the 20th of October, 2021 which marks the anniversary of the killing of peaceful protesters which is now known as the Lekki Massacre.


- An immediate stop to the executive harassment of striking doctors. Their demands should rather be met.


- Immediate halt to borrowing, until a serious and independent audit of the earlier received loans is done.


- The trashing of the accidented Electoral Act 2021 (amended) that gives allowance for fraud and hijack of the electoral space by money-bags. For an Act that allows full electronic transmission of results. 


- That President Muhammadu Buhari should resign with immediate effect as he has shown gross incompetence and cluelessness as it concerns piloting the affairs of the country. For the creation of an interim national government to midwife a brand new constitution that will usher in credible elections. 


Also, a call for a national conference of Nigerians drawn from all ethnic nationalities, religious and cultural orientations, gender classifications and age differentiation, towards establishing a progressive, socially just, economically equitable, and ecologically sustainable society, is imminent at this time. We shall continue to be part of such discussions and shall provide leadership at all times.


We call on members of the public, home and abroad to join the African Action Congressonly ideologically clear formidable opposition party in the country.


Thank you.

Solidarity.


Signed:


Femi Adeyeye

National Publicity Secretary

Buhari’s 75,000 Vs Sowore’s 100,000 - Femi Adeyeye

Buhari’s 75,000 Vs Sowore’s 100,000 - Femi Adeyeye






It was as if Sowore announced that aliens were about to take over the Nigerian space, when he rolled out some of the welfare plans of the AAC party, which includes working out a scheme that will pay each Nigerian University student a Cost of Living/Study Allowance of 100,000 Naira per Semester. 


The shock that greeted the promise during that period did not come from any debate by his opponents or their allies, because they never argued it. The people who argued most are the so-called intellectuals; Economists on Facebook and Policy Analysts on Twitter. 


“Where will the money come from?”, “Is it sustainable?” “Will they now receive more than the minimum wage?” “What is the value of the intercept?” “Will it hit the gradient of Humanity Vs Belliconomics curve?” (I made this up 😀) But there was nothing we didn’t hear and there was no question we didn’t answer at that time. Omoyele Sowore remains one of the most engaged Politicians of this era. Today, the Buhari regime promised 75,000 for University Education students and 50,000 for College of Education students. 


I would admit anyway that the debate then was somehow healthy. However, I want to tell you that if a government that reeks of corruption, ineptitude and grand mismanagement could still mutter such promise; “audio” or not, it goes to show that they understand that it is very possible to implement. 

In many of our schools, Education students are the most populous, so if nobody is questioning the feasibility of paying the 75k, it means we would be adding just little to pay everyone 100k. 


We explained then that by massive industrialization of the economy, serious production- rather than this guess-work kind of economy that we run, blocking of loopholes, conduits of corruption and cesspools, we would pay 100,000 Naira minimum wage, which was just an addition of some billions to the wage bill as at 2018. Interestingly, we were told paying people a living wage would cause inflation. 


Today, there is serious double-digit inflation without paying our 100,000 wage. Many states are not even paying the approved  30,000 Naira. Buhari has blamed the “middlemen” again.


Nigerians. You are the ones I’m talking to now. 

It’s understandable that you find it hard to believe there is a way out of this misery. As against what you have held as popular opinion, I want to tell you that you deserve good life and it is very possible to lead one, here on earth. Not in heaven. 

Make suffer tire una na.


- *Adeyeye Olorunfemi*






It was as if Sowore announced that aliens were about to take over the Nigerian space, when he rolled out some of the welfare plans of the AAC party, which includes working out a scheme that will pay each Nigerian University student a Cost of Living/Study Allowance of 100,000 Naira per Semester. 


The shock that greeted the promise during that period did not come from any debate by his opponents or their allies, because they never argued it. The people who argued most are the so-called intellectuals; Economists on Facebook and Policy Analysts on Twitter. 


“Where will the money come from?”, “Is it sustainable?” “Will they now receive more than the minimum wage?” “What is the value of the intercept?” “Will it hit the gradient of Humanity Vs Belliconomics curve?” (I made this up 😀) But there was nothing we didn’t hear and there was no question we didn’t answer at that time. Omoyele Sowore remains one of the most engaged Politicians of this era. Today, the Buhari regime promised 75,000 for University Education students and 50,000 for College of Education students. 


I would admit anyway that the debate then was somehow healthy. However, I want to tell you that if a government that reeks of corruption, ineptitude and grand mismanagement could still mutter such promise; “audio” or not, it goes to show that they understand that it is very possible to implement. 

In many of our schools, Education students are the most populous, so if nobody is questioning the feasibility of paying the 75k, it means we would be adding just little to pay everyone 100k. 


We explained then that by massive industrialization of the economy, serious production- rather than this guess-work kind of economy that we run, blocking of loopholes, conduits of corruption and cesspools, we would pay 100,000 Naira minimum wage, which was just an addition of some billions to the wage bill as at 2018. Interestingly, we were told paying people a living wage would cause inflation. 


Today, there is serious double-digit inflation without paying our 100,000 wage. Many states are not even paying the approved  30,000 Naira. Buhari has blamed the “middlemen” again.


Nigerians. You are the ones I’m talking to now. 

It’s understandable that you find it hard to believe there is a way out of this misery. As against what you have held as popular opinion, I want to tell you that you deserve good life and it is very possible to lead one, here on earth. Not in heaven. 

Make suffer tire una na.


- *Adeyeye Olorunfemi*

POLICE EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS IN LAGOS: TIB MOVEMENT LAGOS CONDEMNS THE MURDER OF MONSURAT OJUADE, DEMANDS JUSTICE AND END TO KILLINGS

POLICE EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS IN LAGOS: TIB MOVEMENT LAGOS CONDEMNS THE MURDER OF MONSURAT OJUADE, DEMANDS JUSTICE AND END TO KILLINGS

 *TAKE IT BACK MOVEMENT LAGOS STATE*


14TH SEPTEMBER, 2021


FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE 


*POLICE EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS IN LAGOS: TIB MOVEMENT LAGOS CONDEMNS THE MURDER OF MONSURAT OJUADE, DEMANDS JUSTICE AND END TO KILLINGS*


We in the Take It Back Movement Lagos condemns in strict terms the extra-judicial killing of an 18-year-old admission seeker, Monsurat Ojuade, who was fatally shot dead in cold blood on September 11, 2021 by a trigger-happy policeman in Lagos State. 


We equally condemn the dead on arrival efforts of the Lagos police in an attempt to cover up the truth by releasing a misleading police report that was unrelated to the brutal event which led to the death of Monsurat Ojuade on September 11, 2021.


Mosurat Ojuade, who was awaiting university admission having scored 236 marks in JAMB was killed by a trigger-happy policeman identified as one Samuel Phillips during their usual illegal and unlawful raid in Surulere neighborhood. 









Eye witness confirmed that Monsurat Ojuade and her sister ran into their compound for safety, as the raider was ransacking the neighborhood. But as their mother tried to hurriedly closed the gate, the police officer shot into their gate at very close range.


Monsurat Ojuade was first taken to a public hospital for treatment but she was rejected due to the ongoing strike. As she continue bleeding, her family took her to another hospital but unfortunately she died at the third hospital after bleeding profusely from the bullet wound.


We use this opportunity to remind the public of how the Lagos police brutally murdered Jumoke at the Yoruba Nation rally on the 3rd July, 2021. The policeman who shot Jumoke is yet to be identified, dismissed or prosecuted, instead the Lagos police charged one of the Yoruba Nation agitators who is an Ogboni chief with the death of Jumoke just to cover up the unfortunate incident. There has been no #JusticeForJumoke after 73 days of her brutal murder.


While we acknowledge the arrest and identification of the trigger-happy policeman as claimed by the Lagos CP, we call for his quick dismissal from service and also his quick prosecution according to the law.


We also call for permanent end to police brutality, human rights violations, extra-judicial killings, frequent victimisation and harassment of Lagosian by the police, as well as the unlawful policing by some members of the Nigerian Police Force.


We put the public and Lagosians on alert over the rising cases of police brutality and killings that never stopped even after #EndSARS. 


We send our humble tribute and condolences to the family of Monsurat Ojuade and we pray that God grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. 


May her soul and the souls of faithful departed rest in peace.


We want #JusticeForEji

We want #JusticeForJumoke

We want #JusticeForMonsurat


Signed:


Ridwan Ajayi

TIB Lagos Publicity Secretary

 *TAKE IT BACK MOVEMENT LAGOS STATE*


14TH SEPTEMBER, 2021


FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE 


*POLICE EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS IN LAGOS: TIB MOVEMENT LAGOS CONDEMNS THE MURDER OF MONSURAT OJUADE, DEMANDS JUSTICE AND END TO KILLINGS*


We in the Take It Back Movement Lagos condemns in strict terms the extra-judicial killing of an 18-year-old admission seeker, Monsurat Ojuade, who was fatally shot dead in cold blood on September 11, 2021 by a trigger-happy policeman in Lagos State. 


We equally condemn the dead on arrival efforts of the Lagos police in an attempt to cover up the truth by releasing a misleading police report that was unrelated to the brutal event which led to the death of Monsurat Ojuade on September 11, 2021.


Mosurat Ojuade, who was awaiting university admission having scored 236 marks in JAMB was killed by a trigger-happy policeman identified as one Samuel Phillips during their usual illegal and unlawful raid in Surulere neighborhood. 









Eye witness confirmed that Monsurat Ojuade and her sister ran into their compound for safety, as the raider was ransacking the neighborhood. But as their mother tried to hurriedly closed the gate, the police officer shot into their gate at very close range.


Monsurat Ojuade was first taken to a public hospital for treatment but she was rejected due to the ongoing strike. As she continue bleeding, her family took her to another hospital but unfortunately she died at the third hospital after bleeding profusely from the bullet wound.


We use this opportunity to remind the public of how the Lagos police brutally murdered Jumoke at the Yoruba Nation rally on the 3rd July, 2021. The policeman who shot Jumoke is yet to be identified, dismissed or prosecuted, instead the Lagos police charged one of the Yoruba Nation agitators who is an Ogboni chief with the death of Jumoke just to cover up the unfortunate incident. There has been no #JusticeForJumoke after 73 days of her brutal murder.


While we acknowledge the arrest and identification of the trigger-happy policeman as claimed by the Lagos CP, we call for his quick dismissal from service and also his quick prosecution according to the law.


We also call for permanent end to police brutality, human rights violations, extra-judicial killings, frequent victimisation and harassment of Lagosian by the police, as well as the unlawful policing by some members of the Nigerian Police Force.


We put the public and Lagosians on alert over the rising cases of police brutality and killings that never stopped even after #EndSARS. 


We send our humble tribute and condolences to the family of Monsurat Ojuade and we pray that God grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. 


May her soul and the souls of faithful departed rest in peace.


We want #JusticeForEji

We want #JusticeForJumoke

We want #JusticeForMonsurat


Signed:


Ridwan Ajayi

TIB Lagos Publicity Secretary

PRESS RELEASE: TAKE IT BACK OYO STATE CHAPTER CONDEMN THE KILLING OF COMR. OMOYELE SOWORE YOUNGER BROTHER

PRESS RELEASE: TAKE IT BACK OYO STATE CHAPTER CONDEMN THE KILLING OF COMR. OMOYELE SOWORE YOUNGER BROTHER

We acknowledged the death of Jide Sowore, a younger brother to TIB leader, Omoyele Sowore.





Jide was reported to have Been killed by suspected dangerous heardmen/ bandit that have been terrorizing Nigeria and her people since the emergence of the regime of General Muhamadu Buhari.


Take It Back Oyo totally frown at the incident and  believe it was one of callus attempt to discourage Jide elder brother, Omoyele Sowore.


Is not hearsay, Nigeria has become jungle where nobody is safe, the level of insecurity in the state is very alarming.


We now call on Federal Government of Nigeria to  swiftly get into action and make sure they brought all the perpetrators into the book.


Our appeal to the revolutionary leader, Comr. Omoyele Sowore not to allow the evil act by the state Insecurities to brake him down,  as much as we believe in your fighting for all the common Nigerians and the idea of getting Nigerians liberated, we will continue fighting alongside with you.


Also Our sincere condolences to all Sowore family, we shear the pains and acknowledge all the sacrifices you have been making for a better Nigeria. May almighty heal the wound and make an incident like this last one to the family.


TIB will not ceased from it missions to deliver Nigerians from clueless political leaders in the country.


 Comr. Solomon Emiola


 TIB state Members

We acknowledged the death of Jide Sowore, a younger brother to TIB leader, Omoyele Sowore.





Jide was reported to have Been killed by suspected dangerous heardmen/ bandit that have been terrorizing Nigeria and her people since the emergence of the regime of General Muhamadu Buhari.


Take It Back Oyo totally frown at the incident and  believe it was one of callus attempt to discourage Jide elder brother, Omoyele Sowore.


Is not hearsay, Nigeria has become jungle where nobody is safe, the level of insecurity in the state is very alarming.


We now call on Federal Government of Nigeria to  swiftly get into action and make sure they brought all the perpetrators into the book.


Our appeal to the revolutionary leader, Comr. Omoyele Sowore not to allow the evil act by the state Insecurities to brake him down,  as much as we believe in your fighting for all the common Nigerians and the idea of getting Nigerians liberated, we will continue fighting alongside with you.


Also Our sincere condolences to all Sowore family, we shear the pains and acknowledge all the sacrifices you have been making for a better Nigeria. May almighty heal the wound and make an incident like this last one to the family.


TIB will not ceased from it missions to deliver Nigerians from clueless political leaders in the country.


 Comr. Solomon Emiola


 TIB state Members

Jide Sowore's Death: Thank you all for reaching out with great love and kind words of consolation - Omoyele Sowore

Jide Sowore's Death: Thank you all for reaching out with great love and kind words of consolation - Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore

The National Chairman of the African Action Congress Omoyele Sowore has expresses appreciations for the concerns, great love and kind words of consolation, support and solidarity that many friends and supporters have poured to him and the entire family over the tragic but still unexplained death of his immediate brother, Felix Olajide Sowore who was killed near Okada in Edo state.


Sowore in his statement on Sunday added: " We should report to the public that despite the noise from Nigerian govt officials promising to “apprehend” my brother’s  killers, we are not aware any security  agency/ies carrying out rescue operations to free those purportedly abducted or investigating the identity of Jide’s murderers. It is not as if we expect anything from the failed system that took our brother’s life, I feel that I owe you all an update on these matters."


 

Read the full statement:

Thank you all for reaching out with great love and kind words of consolation, support and solidarity over the tragic but still unexplained death of my dearest brother, Felix Olajide Sowore.


I send you loads of gratitude from the bottom of my heart and that of my entire family. 


We should report to the public that despite the noise from Nigerian govt officials promising to “apprehend” my brother’s  killers, we are not aware any security  agency/ies carrying out rescue operations to free those purportedly abducted or investigating the identity of Jide’s murderers. It is not as if we expect anything from the failed system that took our brother’s life, I feel that I owe you all an update on these matters.

 

We will keep the public updated with progress regarding funeral arrangements - Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore

The National Chairman of the African Action Congress Omoyele Sowore has expresses appreciations for the concerns, great love and kind words of consolation, support and solidarity that many friends and supporters have poured to him and the entire family over the tragic but still unexplained death of his immediate brother, Felix Olajide Sowore who was killed near Okada in Edo state.


Sowore in his statement on Sunday added: " We should report to the public that despite the noise from Nigerian govt officials promising to “apprehend” my brother’s  killers, we are not aware any security  agency/ies carrying out rescue operations to free those purportedly abducted or investigating the identity of Jide’s murderers. It is not as if we expect anything from the failed system that took our brother’s life, I feel that I owe you all an update on these matters."


 

Read the full statement:

Thank you all for reaching out with great love and kind words of consolation, support and solidarity over the tragic but still unexplained death of my dearest brother, Felix Olajide Sowore.


I send you loads of gratitude from the bottom of my heart and that of my entire family. 


We should report to the public that despite the noise from Nigerian govt officials promising to “apprehend” my brother’s  killers, we are not aware any security  agency/ies carrying out rescue operations to free those purportedly abducted or investigating the identity of Jide’s murderers. It is not as if we expect anything from the failed system that took our brother’s life, I feel that I owe you all an update on these matters.

 

We will keep the public updated with progress regarding funeral arrangements - Omoyele Sowore

PRESS RELEASE: AAC CONDOLES WITH ITS NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, OMOYELE SOWORE AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY OVER THE UNFORTUNATE ASSASSINATION OF BROTHER

PRESS RELEASE: AAC CONDOLES WITH ITS NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, OMOYELE SOWORE AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY OVER THE UNFORTUNATE ASSASSINATION OF BROTHER

*THE AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS, (AAC) CONDOLES WITH ITS NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, OMOYELE SOWORE AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY OVER THE UNFORTUNATE ASSASSINATION OF BROTHER.*


*DEMANDS IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION INTO THE MURDER AND ARREST OF KILLERS.*


*CALLS ON NIGERIANS TO BOND AND ORGANIZE TO END THE TERRORIST REGIME BEFORE IT ENDS EVERYONE.*





Omoyele Sowore


It is with a deep and heartfelt sobriety, the African Action Congress pens its condolence message to the National Chairman, Omoyele Sowore who lost his immediate younger brother to the Buhari regime’s gross wickedness and incompetence. There’s no emphasis in saying it’s a sad day for all of us in the AAC, home and abroad. 


It has been reported that Jide Sowore, who until his unfortunate death was a Pharmacy student at Igbinedion University, Okada was murdered by killer herdsmen while traveling on the Ore-Benin expressway in the early hours of Saturday, September 4, 2021. 


Shall we remind ourselves that many a Nigerian has been slain by the incompetence of the Buhari regime- failure to secure lives and property, and that no one is safe either at home- land, air or on sea including on our roads that are now clear death traps. 

It is so sad that the insecurity ravaging our land is no more a matter of “if”, it is now an issue of “when”- when will it get to us? 


Although we are mourning with our teeth gnashing and our eyes filled with tears, yet we can see clearly and it is to this end we call on the Police and other security agents to investigate the circumstances surrounding this killing and fish out the killers of this young promising Nigerian whose life of service to the country has just been cut short. 









Jide Sowore


The AAC calls on Nigerians to bond as a matter of expediency, and organize with actions to kick out this regime that has failed woefully on its three major promises- providing security for all Nigerians, reviving the economy and fighting corruption. 

The reality before us today is that if we do not bond, leaving behind our tribal and religious differences to end this terrorist regime, it will end us separately. This is not a bad prayer or wish at all. 


May the gentle soul of our brother and Comrade, Jide Sowore continue to rest in power. 


Signed: 


Femi Adeyeye

National Publicity Secretary 

4/9/2021

*THE AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS, (AAC) CONDOLES WITH ITS NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, OMOYELE SOWORE AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY OVER THE UNFORTUNATE ASSASSINATION OF BROTHER.*


*DEMANDS IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION INTO THE MURDER AND ARREST OF KILLERS.*


*CALLS ON NIGERIANS TO BOND AND ORGANIZE TO END THE TERRORIST REGIME BEFORE IT ENDS EVERYONE.*





Omoyele Sowore


It is with a deep and heartfelt sobriety, the African Action Congress pens its condolence message to the National Chairman, Omoyele Sowore who lost his immediate younger brother to the Buhari regime’s gross wickedness and incompetence. There’s no emphasis in saying it’s a sad day for all of us in the AAC, home and abroad. 


It has been reported that Jide Sowore, who until his unfortunate death was a Pharmacy student at Igbinedion University, Okada was murdered by killer herdsmen while traveling on the Ore-Benin expressway in the early hours of Saturday, September 4, 2021. 


Shall we remind ourselves that many a Nigerian has been slain by the incompetence of the Buhari regime- failure to secure lives and property, and that no one is safe either at home- land, air or on sea including on our roads that are now clear death traps. 

It is so sad that the insecurity ravaging our land is no more a matter of “if”, it is now an issue of “when”- when will it get to us? 


Although we are mourning with our teeth gnashing and our eyes filled with tears, yet we can see clearly and it is to this end we call on the Police and other security agents to investigate the circumstances surrounding this killing and fish out the killers of this young promising Nigerian whose life of service to the country has just been cut short. 









Jide Sowore


The AAC calls on Nigerians to bond as a matter of expediency, and organize with actions to kick out this regime that has failed woefully on its three major promises- providing security for all Nigerians, reviving the economy and fighting corruption. 

The reality before us today is that if we do not bond, leaving behind our tribal and religious differences to end this terrorist regime, it will end us separately. This is not a bad prayer or wish at all. 


May the gentle soul of our brother and Comrade, Jide Sowore continue to rest in power. 


Signed: 


Femi Adeyeye

National Publicity Secretary 

4/9/2021

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