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The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has through his weight behind the #RevolutionNow Protesters.

Naija News recalls that the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the February 2019 General Election, Omoyele Sowore had called for a #RevolutionNow protest across Nigeria against bad government policies.

This resulted in clashes between security operatives and protesters at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos State and other parts of Nigeria.

Speaking to State House correspondents on Wednesday after a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Working Committee of the APC, Oshiomhole admitted that citizens have the constitutional rights to protest under a democratic government.

The former Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) president, however, clarifies that in doing so, the protesters must first articulate their grievances and be coordinated.

Oshiomhole also faulted the approach of the convener of the #RevolutionNow protests, Mr Omoyele Sowore.

He stated that Sowore was wrong to come up with the idea, having contested in an election with President Muhammadu Buhari and lost.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.