UPDATE: Planned Protests by Emefiele Supporters in Abuja, Other Cities Uncovered
A planned protest by some groups loyal to the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, to stage ‘massive protests’ across various cities of Nigeria, including Abuja, Lagos, Asaba, Port Harcourt, Kaduna and Kano, has been uncovered.
The National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP) learnt from a reliable source that the massive protests, which was decided late Monday night, during a meeting alledgedly organised by the duo of Toochukwu Ohazuruike and Godwin Meliga at Rockview Hotel, Abuja, will commence on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 and run through to Friday, December 23, 2022.
“Through out this week, we agreed to protest from Wednesday till Friday. We are ready to protest on Friday. We want those going for Jumat to join us. It is a Bichi Must Go protest,” the source said.
Recall that Abuja was on Monday, 19th December rocked by protests staged by a coalition of groups that accused the DSS of instituting a court case against the CBN Governor over allegations of terrorism financing.
It was also gathered that “the planners agreed to use the hurriedly organised Coalition of National Interest Defenders (CNID), a group of self acclaimed activists cutting across tribal and professional groups to carry put the protests.”
Sources at the CAC have confirmed that CNID is unregistered and therefore not a corporate body.
Meanwhile, the DSS, in a statement earlier released by its public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, and made available to NAOSNP, advised the public not to be swayed by opinions of detractors, maintaining that it would not be distracted by activities of hirelings.