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A prominent member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Mr Femi Fani-Kayode has called on Nigerians to emulate Sudanese youths who led protests that led to the eventual overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir. He said Nigerians should embark on similar protest to remove President Buhari from office.
Omar al-Bashir, who had been in control of Sudan more than 30 years was sacked by the country’s military after months of protests by a 22-year old engineering student Alaa Salah.
Fani-Kayode, a critic of President Muhammadu Buhari led APC government in a Facebook post which could simply be described has instigation to revolution and break down of law and order said Nigerian youths can embark on similar course by removing Buhari through a peaceful demonstration.
Her name is Alaa Salah. She led a revolution in Sudan. She called for the oppressive leader of Sudan to step down. She is only 22 years old.
If only the youths of Nigeria had her courage, strength and conviction Buhari would have been out long ago!
Instead anyone that speaks out against Buhari’s atrocities is insulted, persecuted, detained, villified, mocked and abandoned. What a country, what a people!
Judging from recent events Nigerians have a lot to learn from the people of Sudan, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, Iraq and elsewhere.
If you really want freedom you must be ready to risk all by openly opposing tyranny and evil, protesting in the streets and fighting for it. Anything short of that will result in failure and prolonged servitude and slavery.
Some of us have paid our dues and have fought hard against Buhari over the last four years. We have suffered all manner of hardship and persecution for it. It is time for others to do their bit.
Recalled that on April 11, 2019, the military sacked Sudan’s President, Omar al-Bashir from office after 30 years at the helm of affairs.
Defence Minister, Awad Ibn Ouf, while speaking on State TV, said the army had decided to oversee a two-year transitional period followed by elections.
He also said a three-month state of emergency was being put in place.
Protests against Bashir, who has governed Sudan since 1989, have been under way for several months.
BBC reports that the main group behind the demonstrations immediately rejected the military’s statement and urged people to remain at a sit-in outside army headquarters.
Protesters want a civilian council to lead the transition rather than a military one.
“I announce as Minister of Defence the toppling of the regime and detaining its chief in a secure place,” Mr Ibn Ouf said in a statement.
Nigerians have also reacted to Fani-Kayode’s opinion on the removal of Buhari.
Some said he should lead the protest, while other said Sudanese situation isn’t related to Nigeria, as President Buhari hasn’t spent up to the years the sacked Sudanese president spent in office.