The leader of the Yoruba Nation agitators, Prof. Banji Akintoye, has accused the Muhammdu Buhari government of paying people to organise a counter-protest at the United Nations Headquarters on Friday.
Akintoye alleged that the Federal Government has paid some Nigerians in the United States to stage a Pro-Buhari protest opposite the UN Headquarters in New York, United States.
In a statement on Thursday by the spokesman of the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS), Maxwell Adeleye, each pro-Buhari protester was paid $500.
Akintoye stated that the grand finale of the “Million-Man Freedom March” scheduled for tomorrow will hold and all the crimes against being aided by the Buhari led government would be exposed.
He asserted that the agitators would not be intimidated by the antics of the Buhari government to call off the protest tomorrow.
The statement reads: “Irrespective of the material and financial superiorities of these Lions, there’s no way they can defeat United Foxes in a democracy.
“The Friday Grand March in New York shall be historic, hence, the Nigerian government is jittery. The ring leader of government officials and a top Lagos journalist are now in New York to start hiring black people who will pretend to be Nigerians to stage a Pro-Buhari and One Nigeria Protest to counter NINAS on Friday.
“But we refuse to be rattled. We shall not be intimidated. No Oppressor has ever triumphed against the collective will of the people. The people are the government and power belongs to the people. The people make the Constitution.
“The sovereignty belongs to the people. Our own strength lies in the hands of the people. Therefore, Our March shall be people’s centred. It shall be peaceful as usual.
“All the people of the South and Middle-Belt in the United States and Canada are urged to troop out in their large number to be present on Friday 24th September 2021 opposite the United Nations Headquarters in New York as we demonstrate and expose before the world, the rape of our ancestral land and hijack of our assets and sovereignty by the Fulani-Controlled Nigerian Government.”