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General News of Sunday, 28 May 2023


Inauguration: Security agents can’t stop protest, says activist

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A socio-political activist, Obiora Omeje, has advised security agencies to allow citizens to express their feelings ahead of the swearing-in of Enugu State Governor-Elect, Peter Mbah.

Omeje, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, saying, however, that Mbah’s swearing-in cannot be truncated by anyone.

The socio-political activist further remarked that, whereas protest was a constitutional right of the citizens, it had no connection with the inauguration of the governor-elect.

Omeje, the Abuja member of the School of Socio-Political Thought and an advocate of good governance added that the swearing-in of the governor-elect is constitutional.

He said, “Protest is the fundamental right of Ndi Enugu; the right to protest is provided in the law; the people should be allowed to express themselves.

“However, such protest should not truncate the process; the courts are there for aggrieved politicians to vent their anger.

“Until a court of competent jurisdiction sets aside a declaration or decision of INEC, it stands.”