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Sowore: Gov. Wike backs Buhari govt, bans RevolutionNow protest in Rivers

Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike has banned the organization of the “RevolutionNow” protest in the state. Wike also ordered all presidents of local governments in the state to report any suspicious activity to the authorities.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu.

DAILY POST had previously reported that the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC in the February 2019 elections, Omoyele Sowore, had called nationwide protests on Monday against what he described as a corrupt government.

The protest, labeled “Revolution Now,” was planned for Monday, August 5. However, the staff of the Department of State Services, DSS, arrested him in the early hours of Saturday.

Wike said: “Rivers State is not part of the” Revolution Now “protest and any illegal agenda it seeks to pursue.

“Rivers State does not subscribe to what the” Revolution Now “protest represents and Rivers State is not part of the protest.” The governor ordered the security agencies in Rivers to arrest and prosecute anyone involved in the protest.