Group disassociates self from planned protest against CBN, Buhari
A rights group under the umbrella of “Nigerian Citizens Action Group”, (NCAG), on Sunday disassociated itself from the planned Monday protest against the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.
NCAG, in a statement available to newsmen in Abuja by its National Coordinator, Obe Agu said that they were aware of impostors, who have allies and sponsors in the opposition party that were planning to stage an anti-government protest on Monday, using the name of its organisation
The group, which passed a vote of conference on Godwin Emefiele’s- led CBN and Buhari’s economic agenda, added that it was in possession of credible intelligence that some people were planning to launch unwarranted and coordinated attacks against the economic agenda of the present administration of President Buhari as being spearheaded by the Governor of CBN, Emefiele.
According to the group, “We are therefore informing the members of the public that the NCAG is not, and will never be part of such ill-conceived protest which is not in national interest
“For the avoidance of doubt, the NCAG has tremendous confidence in the economic agenda of this administration and the Emefiele-led CBN.
“We are therefore not mincing words in passing a vote of confidence on this economic agenda and the CBN leadership
“The NCAG hereby disowns these impostors who are planning to stage sponsored protest in its name. We warn them not to drag the name of our respected organisation into their nefarious activities
“These people are not officials of our group, we, therefore, urge them to desist from using our name to foment trouble”
NCAG said that the so-called protesters were nothing but professional blackmailers and agents of opposition, who were being sponsored by people who have vested interests.
The group added that “our security agencies should invite and question these individuals before they begin to unleash violence on the nation under the guise of protest.”