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Published On: Fri, Oct 23rd, 2020

ANTI-SARS protest continues in Ughelli, as youths demand end to bad governance

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By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

Youths in Ughell, Delta State have once again taken to the streets of Ughelli, to join their other counterpart in other parts of the country to lend their voice to the #ENDSARS protest which has continued all over the federation.
As early as 8’o clock in the morning on Wednesday the protesters, each carrying the Nigeria flag, were seen around the streets of Ughelli with placards and banners which had several inscriptions like #ENDSARS, #ENDCORRUPTION, #END BAD GOVERNANCE written on them and also chanting along side “ What do you want? We want a new Nigeria”.
The peaceful procession train which eventually landed at the post office roundabout in Ughelli main town, saw a gathering of great multitude of youths and also caused a heavy gridlock in that axis as all roads leading to the roundabout were barricaded with long banners by the protesting youths.
The leader of the protesters who introduced himself to our correspondent as Activist Blessed Mughere spoke at the end of the protest. After thanking the youths for coming out enmasse to protest, the Activist disclosed that the protest would continue everyday for a period of one month to register their grievances.
Begining his address with the slogan,”Greatest Ughelli Youths, Greatest Delta State Youths, Greatest Nigeria Youths,” Activist Mughere said, “Thank you all for coming out enmasse for this protest. We will be closing this protest for today, to continue tommorow. We will protest everyday for a period of one month. 14 days is out, we need another 14 days.
“There is need for us to continue with the protest because we seek the intervention of the United Nations (UN) to come to our rescue. The International communities are aware of what we are doing right now and they will intervene.
“Our message is clear. We want an end to police brutality, an end to corruption, an end to bad governance, an end to lack of employment, an end to epileptic power supply, an end to hunger and starvation. We want an end to deprivation. We want social security. We want protection of lives and properties. We want our rights restored. We want a new Nigeria.”
Speaking further, the activist said, “We are closing this protest now because we don’t want hoodlums to hackjack this protest and use it as an opportunity to steal and destroy properties thereby destroying our reputation. It’s a peaceful protest. We will not steal; we will not destroy properties. We will not kill anyone. We will not do anything that is criminal. We are just here to speak out our demands. And I believe our voices will be heard. This protest continues tomorrow, Greatest Nigeria Youths”, he concluded.

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