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Yar’Adua : Civil society shifts protest to Warri

By Emma Amaize, Emma Arubi & Akpokona Omafuaire

WARRI — THE civil society in Delta State have given the National Assembly seven days within which to resolve the leadership crisis in the country or face their wrath.

The ultimatum was served, weekend, when civil society groups took to the streets of Effurun and  Warri, calling on President Umaru Yar’Adua to  handover to his deputy, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, by formally writing
Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representa-tives.

The protesters, led by the National Vice-President of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, Comrade Sunny Enenuvwedia, and other leaders of the group, vowed to march on Aso Rock in Abuja should it fail to rescue the country.

“We give the Senate seven days  ultimatum to give us a cogent and decisive way in which Nigeria will be ruled.   Failure to act, we will march to Aso Rock at its expiration. They will either hold meeting with us or run away,” the group said.

The civil society groups, which took Warri by storm with their protest, are likely to carry out another protest at Asaba, the state capital, today.

Business activities were brought to a halt for several hours in the oil city as a result of the protest, which started from the popular Enerhen Junction, Effurun.

The placard-carrying protesters sang solidarity songs as they marched along the ever busy Warri/Sapele Road, resulting in severe traffic hold ups, as shops owners closed shops to join the protest, with motor-cyclists shepherding them.


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