The Free Nigeria Movement, FNM, has called for an end to the protests over the presidential election, which resulted in the victory of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate Bola Tinubu. The organisation made the appeal in a statement issued by the Convener, Moses Paul, on Thursday, only four days before the president-elect’s inauguration.
Paul stated that the association was withdrawing from the demonstration. This is in order to deliberate on other ways to obtain justice. He emphasised that it could no longer guarantee the safety of its members in the face of threatening threats and harassment.
“Our focus is unshakably Nigerian. Our rules are written by justice. Consequently, the Free Nigeria Movement will no longer participate in any protests. Neither will we hold gatherings to contest the outcome of the presidential election of February 25, 2023.
“This is in keeping with our commitment to ensure that no life is lost in our protest. Given the weight of threats and intimidation daily received by our leaders, we can no longer guarantee the safety of members and therefore call for the cessation of public outings for protests. We make this announcement today and will send copies to the police and DSS.
“Henceforth, our banners or placards will not be used in any protests pertaining to the presidential election until further notice. Any sighting of our banner or the likeness of such at any protest, kindly note, is not us.”
cc: Daily Post Ng