Wednesday 11 January 2012

Resign Now; Nigerians in Ghana tell Jonathan

The coalition of concern Nigerians in Ghana on Wednesday occupied the country’s High Commission in Accra, calling for the immediate resignation of President Goodluck Jonathan.
The group condemned the killing of more than 15 Nigerians during the protest, blaming the president for the murder of innocent citizens protesting for their better future.
Omolara Balogun

“This government is murderous; President Jonathan may end up like Mohammed Ghaddafi if he continues to kill the people who elected him,” said Omolara Balogun, a policy advocate officer for West Africa Civil Society Institute.

Michael Ajayi, a coordinator of occupy Nigeria movement in Ghana read the communique of the rally, saying there is a need for an urgent conference to discuss the Nigeria project. “Nigeria needs immediate convocation of the sovereign National Conference to renegotiate our existence as a nation,” said the communique signed by all participants at the rally.

Dele Momodu, a publisher of Ovation Magazine said “the government of President Jonathan should remove corruption not fuel subsidy.” He lamented the president of Nigeria has budgeted 1 billion naira for his kitchen alone in 2012. He wanted new presidential aircraft for himself while Nigerians cannot afford bicycles. However, he removed little subsidy the common masses enjoy. “The people will continue to occupy the streets of until his government collapse,” he added.

“This is the long awaited Nigerian spring; we have to reclaim Nigeria now,” said Oludare Ogunlana, a former NANS president and one of the coordinators of the Wednesday gathering in Ghana. “We may not have this type opportunity again and we must not back up until we see the end of the cabals.”


Let me state that my position and speech today only represent my opinion, as my organization is not allowed to make overt position on any policy issues in West africa, but left to CSO body. I look forward to the correction.

NB: Having condemned the act, I said...
1, the protest is in solidarity with fellow Nigerians living under the repressive policy for the past 11 days
2, that Nigerians in diaspora join voices with other in Newyork, London, Chicago to say No to fuel subsidy
3, we request GEJ to revert the removal n make fuel 65N
4, Govet shd begin implementing their manifesto e.g good road, education, health, jobs etc, and
5, Govt shd create platform for dialogue on FSR with NAssembly, NLC, CSOs etc for a beter procedure n outcme of wht will be in the interest of Nigerians.

Brave u guys in Ghana were was the Hg commissioner when this was going on?

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