Many state governors have issued a warning statement to those planing to organized mass protest on June 12 which was assigned to celebrate democracy in Nigeria to desist from the scheme
The warning statement follow series of activity by some associations and youth planning to take over the street on Saturday
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has assured anyone or group of people found protesting on June 12 in the state a severe punishment
June 12 which was designated as Democracy Day in Nigeria has been forbidden for the people of Cross River state to protest according to a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Christain Ita, Ayade warned that violators of the ban on procession will be made to face the full weight of the law.
The statement read;
“The Cross River state government wishes to remind the general public that the ban on public procession and gathering in the state is still very much in force.
“Due to the prevailing security situation in the country, government will not permit any procession or gathering under any guise on June 12 which is designated as Democracy Day
“Government urges any one or group of persons wishing to mark the June 12 Democracy Day to do so quietly within the confines of their homes.
“Parents are hereby advised to keep a firm grip on their kids and wards to prevent them from falling prey to agents of destabilisation as the full weight of the law will be brought to bear on violators of the ban on procession.
“As a responsible and people-oriented government, the Cross River state government under Professor Ayade wishes to assure all citizens that it will continue to protect lives and properties in the state.
Also The Kogi State Government has warned those planning to staged protest in the state on Saturday, June 12, to desist from such or face the full wrath of the law.
The State Security Adviser, Commodore Jerry Omodara gave the warning on Friday while briefing newsmen on the proposed nationwide protest by some aggrieved individuals in the Country.
Meanwhile, The National Association of Nigerian Students has suspended its planned June 12 nationwide protest,
NANS President, Sunday Asefon, made this known in a statement on Friday morning. ‘NANS Suspends June 12 Protest Over Concerns About Safety Of Protesters And Fear Of Possible Hijack By Politicians – Comrade Sunday Asefon’.
NANS planned their protest to aimed at decrying the insecurity in the country, especially the serial abductions of students has however, call off.