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Revolution Now Protest Fails To Hold In Rivers State -

The proposed nationwide “#Revolutionnow”
protest on Monday did not hold in Rivers
state.
The Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike
had on Sunday warned against the
embattled Omoyele Sowore initiated protest
in the state, directing all security operatives
to be on guard to foil any of such protest
and arrest participants.
Today, Security agencies in Port Harcourt,
defied the all-day rains to Man all
strategic protest places in the capital City,
especially the Isaac Boro Park, near the
state House apparently to foil all forms of
gathering to ensure no break down of law
and order in the state.
Meanwhile, there was no gathering of any
kind, business activities are going on as
usual in the area.
The statement signed by Wike’s personal
Assistant on Electronic media, Simeon
Nwakudu Sunday night distanced the state
and her residents of any ill agenda the
initiators of the exercise might hold.
He said, “nobody should attempt the
RevolutionNow protest in the state. Rivers
State is not part of the RevolutionNow
protest and whatever illegal agenda it seeks
to pursue.
“Rivers State does not subscribe to what
the RevolutionNow protest represents and
Rivers State is not part of the protest”.
He directed security agencies in the state to
arrest anybody involved in the
RevolutionNow protest and also take all
necessary steps to prosecute such persons.
Governor Wike urged parents to ensure that
their children are not misled by agents of
the march to participate in the illegal
protest.
“All council chairmen are directed to be at
alert. If they suspect any illegal gathering,
they should report to the security agencies
for immediate action “, Governor Wike
directed.
To this effects, leaders of some state-based
civil society groups contacted on Monday to
inquire of the protesters planned take-off
point in the state, nobody appeared to know
much about the exercise, hence could not
tell where, when and how it would be.
They said, ” My group is not part of the
protest and do not know where they intend
to gather. The state government has
warned against staging the protest in the
state, the last time we planned this kind of
protest in the state, the government
stopped it and since he has warned against
this, there will be no protest in the state.”
he said.



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