May 29: As Long As They Don’t Have Arms, Millions Of Nigerians Can Protest On That Day – Udenta
The Department of State Services (DSS) has issued a warning to the public regarding the inauguration ceremony of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as President of Nigeria on May 29. The DSS has uncovered plans to disrupt the swearing-in ceremony and has advised anyone who does not have any business with the event to stay away from the Eagles Square.
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Udenta has stated that Nigerians have the right to engage in peaceful protest, which is a fundamental part of democracy. He believes that millions of Nigerians can protest on May 29 to express their displeasure with the inauguration, as long as they do not have arms and are doing so peacefully in accordance with the law.
It is important to note that peaceful protest is a constitutional right and should be respected. Nigerians have the right to express their opinions and concerns through peaceful means, without fear of retribution or violence.
In his words, he said:
“In two or three days times, there will be inauguration. The Inspector-General of Police is already speaking, the Director General, Department of State Service is speaking, the military are also speaking. However, my sense of it is that they are shutting down democratic conversation and we should not allow that. While you’re going to swear people in, you should equally allow those that want to protest do that peacefully, legitimately constitutionally.”
“The behavior of National Broadcasting Commission, and even behaviour of the President-elect’s media team is abhorrent at this stage, that’s why I want to repeat. As people will be sworn in on May 29, millions of Nigerians have right to protests wherever they are as long as they don’t have arms and are doing it peacefully, as the law provides.”
In conclusion, while the DSS has warned against potential disruptions at the inauguration ceremony, Professor Udenta Udenta has emphasized the importance of peaceful protest as a fundamental part of democracy. Nigerians should be allowed to exercise their constitutional rights without fear of violence or intimidation.
Source: Punch paper