By Osahon Osahon
Afri-Goal Foundation has called on the Federal Government to immediately release #RevolutionNow protesters who were arrested during Wednesday protest in some parts of the country including Abuja, the nation’s Federal Capital Territory.
The group also condemned in strongest terms the clampdown on protesters by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
In a statement, the foundation described the action of the security agencies during the protest as uncivilized and abuse of power.
The statement demanded for the unconditional release of all protesters arrested in Lagos, Abuja, Osun, Ondo and other states where protest action took place.
According to it, “This is not only an abuse of power by the Nigerian police and military but also a gross violation of the constitutionally guaranteed right of the protesters.
“The constitution of Nigeria recognised the right to peaceful protest and we urged the police and all other power-drunken officials to respect this fundamental right of the people.”
Afri-Goal also asked the Nigerian government under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to immediately release all those who are currently illegally detained and those undergoing different trumped-up charges.
“We urge the government to respect the rule of law and constitution guiding the affairs of the country.
“Afri-Goal supports every form of peaceful protest and will go all the way to ensure this right is respected by the government including legal actions against the government if need be”, it added.