Many celebrities have already become part of the movement that is already poised to reshape the socio-political landscape of Nigeria. It came therefore, as little surprise that Rev. Fr. Oluoma Chinenye John, a Catholic priest took to the podium in one of the protests.
In his characteristic, motivational speaker style, the Catholic prelate advised the protesters about being ‘strategic’ warning that it was important to ensure that the protests are not hijacked.
Fr. Oluoma, who for a long time has been advocating for such protests as a means to ensure peaceful and sustainable change in Nigeria, went further to add that the objective was not “to change the govement” but rather to change the system of governance.
The protests which began as a rallying call by Nigerian youths for all citizens to stand up and demand an end to police brutality is fast becoming a tool that is now being used to advocate for far-reaching changes within the Nigerian political terrain.
The world’s most populous Black Nation has for a long time, been widely criticised for its inability to stand up for the fundamental rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.