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Sowore’s Group Lists Four Demands As Buhari Attends UN General Assembly

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Activists under the aegis of TakeItBack movement have listed four demands as President Muhammadu Buhari attends the United Nations General Assembly.

Naija News reports that the activists have concluded plans to hold a massive protest at the UN headquarters in New York on September 24 as Buhari address the General Assembly.

The presidency had on Saturday disclosed that the president will depart Nigeria for the 76th UN General Assembly in New York Sunday.

However, in a statement on Monday by its Global Director of Mobilisation, Gbola Owoborode, the group asked the Federal Government to drop all charges against one of its leaders, Omoyele Sowore.

It also demanded the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu, Sunday Igboho and the over 300 endSARS activists still under illegal detention.

The group also demanded the immediate resignation of President Buhari and an end to terrorism, kidnappings and banditry in the country.

The statement read, “The TakeItBack movement seizes this medium to invite Nigerians, in and around the city of New York to a protest at the UN General Assembly on the 23rd and 24th of September, 2021 from 9am.

“The tyrant ruler, Major General Buhari arrived in New York 18th September, for the General Assembly.

“We are calling on all groups and individuals that are justifiably dissatisfied with the regime’s tyranny, maladministration, corruption and incompetence, to Join us as we protest to make the following demands:

“The regime should immediately free Sowore, unconditionally and drop all charges, of which he has been falsely accused.

“We demand the immediate release of all political prisoners, including Nnamdi Kanu, Igboho and the over 300 endSARS activists still under illegal detention.

“An end to terrorism, kidnappings and banditry that has completely ravaged the entire country.

“The resignation of the Buhari regime that is incompetent, lawless, despotic, nepotistic and corrupt. It has failed to guarantee the security and welfare of Nigerians which is their primary responsibility as a government. The Buhari Junta must go!”

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.