Abuja - The problems currently afflicting the
country are set to deteriorate after a group of citizens threatened to occupy
the Aso Rock, the country’s most significant site, if the issues were not
resolved in a week.
The Citizens in Defence of Democracy (CIDD) made the threat
on Thursday during a protest at the National Assembly.
Speaking to journalists at the entrance of the House, the
National Coordinator of the group, Ohazuruike Tochukwu, said they were against
the use of state institution to oppress innocent citizens of the country.
They also demanded an immediate end to fuel queues and
killing of villagers by the Fulani herdsmen.
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CIDD bemoaned the alleged persecution of Senate President,
“We are giving the
Federal Government seven days to meet our demands. If there isn’t any progress,
we will go and occupy the Aso Rock,” said Tochukwu.
The Presidential Complex, National Assembly, and Supreme
Court are located around Aso Rock.
“We want to let you know that Nigerians demand execution of
campaign promises and not persecution of perceived enemies. We want to let you
know that we stand for fairness and justice, autonomy to all arms of
government,” Tochukwu said in a speech directed to government.
- CAJ News