A group, Free Nigeria Movement, FNM, has called for the end of the protest against the presidential election that produced the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC’s candidate, Bola Tinubu as winner.
The group made the call in a statement by the Convener, Moses Paul, on Thursday, barely four days to the inauguration of the president-elect.
Paul said the group was retreating from the protest to strategize on other means of getting justice, stressing that it can no longer guarantee the safety of members in the face of daunting threats and intimidation.
He said, “Our focus is unshakably Nigerian. Our rules are written by justice. Consequently, the Free Nigeria Movement will no longer participate in any protests or 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.”