Some human rights activists on Monday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital enjoined Nigerians to be prepare and ready to salvage the country from the hands of wicked, callous and selfish leaders who are running the country the way they like.
They gave this advice while leading scores of protesters who stormed some streets and areas within Ibadan metropolis in protest against the continuous hardship many Nigerians are passing through.
The protesters mostly youths, students, labour leaders, human rights crusaders and unemployed graduates drawn from Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Oyo Navigators, CSOs among others under the banner of Oyo Voice use the occasion to sensitize market men and women at Bodija market, residents of Agbowo, Orogun, Bodija s well as passerby and commuters within the area about the danger of the continuous silence of Nigerians on the situation in the country.
The protest that started around 7.30 am at the front of the University of Ibadan which lasted for more than four hours later resulted to traffic congestion around the areas where the procession lasted. They were piloted by heavy armed policemen and other security agents including men of the Department of State Service.
Those who led the protest included Ibadan based Social Commentators Mr. Femi Aborisade, Abiodun Bamgbose , ex-UI SU Presidents Tokunbo Salako and Babatunde Badmus among others.
Their messages were passed through their placards which read: "Enough is Enough. We Want Legislators not Legistlooters. Occupy Nigeria, Where is Our President. Where Are Our Campaign Promises and Is This The Change?" among others.
Babatunde Badmus in an interview with DAILY POST urged Nigerians to be prepare and choose a government that will have their interest at mind.
"This is to tell the government that Nigerians masses are tired, we are tired on the way things are going.
"Nigerians should be vigilant and be ready to support the One Voice to salvage the country from this traumatic way and callous way our leaders are running the country.
"We deem it fit to come here today to awake the consciousness of Nigerians to pursue the fundamental human rights vested on us, we did not believe that a government will be as useless as this government, we did not believe that a government will be pursuing personal aggrandizement at the expense of Nigerian masses.
"We did not believe that a government will priotize politics over governance, we did not believe that an individual will be more powerful than the constitution of the land. What we believe is what a goof governance should be, a government that will have interest of the people at mind, a government that will provide basic amenities for the people, a government that will priotize education, a government that will pay workers as at when due, a government that will obey the social contract theory.
"They should change from their own cruel manner of government, we know the Nigerian government to be very callous and wicked in every of their actions, we are saying that today is not the end of the protest and I am assuring you that the response we got from Bodija market is encouraging. And we are still saying that the market women and men are supporting us.
"We are yet to get responses from the president but the security operatives are sending threat messages but we are not intimidated."
Speaking on the outcome of the invitation of members of the group by the DSS on Sunday, Badmus said, "We were invited on Sunday but yet what they called us for is to dialogue, they asked us to shift the protest but we told them that we are not going to shift the protest and that is why we are having this protest today. As you can see, it is peaceful, we have not recorded any casualty and that is why those that are in fear will join us tomorrow. After they see the result of this protest, many people will join us.
"Today is not the end of the protest, it will still continue and I am assuring you that more people will join us."