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Presidency Jubilates, Says #RevolutionNow Protest Has Failed

The Presidency has observed that the #RevolutionIsNow protest organised under the aegis of Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria has failed as only a few hundred Nigerians participated in it.

A statement issued in Abuja on Monday by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), the fact that millions of Nigeria did not join the protests, which took place in parts of the country on Monday, was a victory for democracy.

“The Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria’s attempt to incite citizens into a revolution against their own democratic rights and interests has failed – as will all attempts to take away from the people their hard-won rights and freedom to choose who leads their country,’’ the statement said.

The statement titled, “The winner is democracy in Nigeria,” added: “Today, millions of Nigerians went about their businesses: work, seeking employment, attending school/college and caring for their families. By doing so, the millions defended our country’s hard-won democratic rights – by ignoring calls on social media to join a phantom ‘revolution’.

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