By Jude Ndukwe, Convener, MANTRA.; and Ariyo-Dare Atoye, Co-Convener, CDNDC .
Abuja based CSOs and concerned Nigerians in conjunction with over 40 civil society groups nationwide have concluded arrangements to lead a solidarity visit to Amnesty International Nigeria in support of their activities which help in no small way to put the excesses and arbitrariness of State agents in check as it is in developed democracies all over the world.
The solidarity visit will hold on Wednesday 29th of March, 2017, from the Unity Fountain opposite Transcorp Hilton Hotel to the Amnesty Intl Office in Maitama, Abuja, at 9am.
This has become necessary following the protests against AI last week and the wicked siege laid against its office for days as sponsored by fifth columnists. This has earned our nation bad reputation globally.
We can no longer sit by and watch while paid protesters attempt to rubbish the correct reports and good works of AI on the appalling human rights record of this administration thereby promoting and defending such records in the process.
The participation of men and women of goodwill from all over the country in this solidarity rally would be highly appreciated.
Together, we can rescue our nation!