Security operatives around the Unity Fountain, Abuja were doubled following a rally by the Centre for Civil Society and Justice (CCSJ) in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s broadcast that the unity of Nigeria is settled.
Both the young and old turned out in large numbers for the peaceful rally with different inscriptions in solidarity with Buhari’s fight against corruption, and hate speeches, among others.
Convener of CCSJ, Comrade Goodluck Obi while addressing the crowd, commended Buhari’s administration, its resolve and commitment to fix “our broken society which has been plundered and pillaged by irresponsible leadership in the past at various levels of government.
Obi urged Nigerians to make peace and unity their watchword at all times no matter the situation and influence
The members, who came from the six geo-political zones of the country, brandished various placards during the event.
Some of the inscriptions on the placards read: “United we stand, divided we fall; ‘Legislooters’ must be jailed; we stand against terrorism; we support Buhari anti-corruption campaign,” among others.
“It is an indisputable fact that peace and unity are germane to progress and national development of any society.
“However, it is not in doubt that today, the peace and unity of the Nigerian people is under threat and attack by anti-democratic elements and agents of destabilization and it must be resisted,” Obi said.
While commending the uncommon resolve of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to root out corruption from the country, CCSJ assured of its total support for government to properly fix Nigeria.
“We align ourselves with the Presidential broadcast of President Muhammadu Buhari that the unity of Nigeria is settled and urge all persons, group and their sponsors agitating on one cause or another to stop the assault on our national psyche by incitement and plot to cause public disaffection, but rather explore the constitutional and democratic channels in addressing their grievances.
“We support this government’s determination to recover our country through its uncompromising and unyielding war on corruption, insurgency and economic recovery programmes of which we all have to make sacrifices for the collective good,” Obi said.
He expressed concern over the antics of some individuals, who he said are agents of destabilization, just as he called on the National Assembly and Judiciary to live up to expectation.
“We are also disturbed by the developments in the National Assembly and the Judiciary whose conducts is at variance with their constitutional mandate and thus we are calling on both institutions of government to do a rethink a U-turn before it is too late,” the convener added.
Highpoint of the rally was a walk by members of CCSJ from the Unity Fountain, Maitama, to other parts of the nation’s capital territory to show support for Buhari administration.