Anti-Government Topless Protest Rocks Lagos
It is no longer a threat. The people of Nigeria are on the streets of Lagos in protest.
Thousands of angry protesters have gathered along the Lagos Oworonshoki high way to protest the state of affairs in the country.
They will proceed to Ojota where they threaten to go topless.
It is the first of its kind against an elected government in Nigeria because it will be the first time thousands will be going topless in protest against the federal government.*Thousands participate in the #ourmumudondo protest in Lagos on Monday
The protest is tagged: #Ourmumudondo. This literally translates to enough of our foolishness.
It is led by one of Nigeria’s social activists and son of late legendary Justice Chukwudifu Oputa of the Oputa panel fame, Charles Oputa popularly known as Charly Boy or Area Father.
Aided by declaration of public holiday to mark this year’s June 12 anniversary by the Lagos state government, more people are trooping in to join the protest.
Meanwhile, police officials are also moving with the protesters to avoid any breakdown of law and order.
The leader, Charley Boy met with security operatives before the march proceeded.
The group claim they are not sponsored by anyone and are people driven.
They are asking people to come out and register in the ongoing continuous voter registration exercise, they are also asking Nigerians to demand for change.*Charley Boy, (left) with another protester during the protest
They say their decision to go topless demonstrates the pains and suffering of the people.
June 12 is a special day in Nigeria. It was the day a popular election was annulled in Nigeria 24 years ago.
It is now being used as a symbolic date to represent the will of Nigerians to deal real change, and also the inaugural launch of the #mumudondo campaign by Nigerian youths
It will be launched over the next few months across other states of the nation while the first congress will hold in October 2017.
The movement is seeking a change and an end to corruption
The group also called on people to unite and condemn calls for secession by both IPOB and Arewa Youth Movement.