The Presidency has challenged those behind the revolution now protest to come out and identify themselves.
This challenge was thrown at the sponsors by the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
He said that while freedom of gathering remains and inalienable rights of Nigerians, such rights must not be abused for the purpose of a forceful change in government.
Garba reminded the sponsors that election remains the acceptable way for change of government in Nigeria and that was exercised in the February 2019 general elections.
Garba Shehu said any other attempt at causing a “regime change” is undemocratic:
The President calls on all those who seek to use and hide behind everyday citizens to attain power through undemocratic and violent means, which has been alluded, to come out clearly and be identified.
They should lead their march in person. Only then will they begin to have the right to call themselves leaders before the people of Nigeria.
We call on the sponsors and organisers to have the decency to come forward and make their identity known – out of respect to all Nigerians – so that Nigerians can be fully aware in whose name this “revolution” is being proposed and who the beneficiaries may be.— Garba Shehu (@GarShehu) August 4, 2019